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A Handful of Dust

A Handful of Dust (1988)

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Based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh, Handful of Dust is set amongst Britain's aristocracy of the 1930s. At sumptuous Hetton Abbey, tradition-bound country squire James Wilby and his wife Kristin Scott Thomas open their doors to well-connected but impoverished Rupert Graves. Graves returns Wilby's hospitality by having an affair with Scott Thomas, while Wilby gamboles about his estate without a clue of what is going on. Wilby's cloistered world comes tumbling down when Scott Thomas coolly demands a

Nov 16, 2004

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Hansomely mounted, Charles Sturridge's adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel places too much emphasis on atmosphere and decor and not enough on characterization.

June 7, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Handsome, but airless and uninvolving version of the Waugh novel

September 18, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Beautiful and tragic. Classic Evelyn Waugh.
June 1, 2007
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Robert C

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Good cast. Poor script. I was disappointed.
May 16, 2009
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