A Handful of Dust (1988)
Set in the Britain of the 1930's, a country squire and his wife take in a poor, but well-connected man. Unbeknownst to the squire, his wife soon begins an affair with the guest, and when she asks for a divorce he responds by taking off to South Africa.
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Critic Reviews for A Handful of Dust
Hansomely mounted, Charles Sturridge's adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel places too much emphasis on atmosphere and decor and not enough on characterization.
Handsome, but airless and uninvolving version of the Waugh novel
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