Ask the Dust Movie Review 2006

Information and Film Reviews for Ask the Dust the Movie

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Chasing an aspiring novelist's dream in 1930s Los Angeles, Arturo Bandini (Farrell)--the son of Italian immigrants but desperate to leave his heritage behind--collides into a turbulent love/hate affair with Camilla (Hayek), a Latina waitress with her own agenda to quickly ascend the social ladder. When Arturo comes into money to write his book, their relationship oddly cools off, while later he struggles with what success has cost him. Taken from John Fantes' 1939 novel of the same name and highlighted by brilliant desert scenery shot in South Africa.


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Available on DVD
Running time 117 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Writers, L.A., Great Depression, Period Piece: 1930s, Immigration
Robert Towne
Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins, Idina Menzel, Justin Kirk, Jeremy Crutchley, Richard Schnickel
Caleb Deschanel
Robert Towne
Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira
Nico Louw, Robert K. Lambert, Tom Hannam, Albert Wolsky, Dennis Gassner
Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Jonas McCord, Don Granger, Capitol Films, Cruise-Wagner Productions, VIP Medienfonds 3, Ascendant Production, Paramount Classics

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