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A Handful Of Dust

Evelyn Waugh's satiric novel on the decline of the British empire has been filmed in a very civilised manner. When the decent but very dull James Wilby finds out that his beautiful but cool wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) is having a serious affair with the dashing but penniless Rupert Graves, he goes exploring in South America. A wry, mannered drama in the tradition of Masterpiece Theatre. With Anjelica Huston and Alec Guinness.

Year: 1988
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Director: Charles Sturridge
Starring: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Adult themes.
6.8/10
Location in store: Drama

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