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A Handful of Dust

An aristocrat's (James Wilby) wife has an affair with an upstart in 1930s England.

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A Handful of Dust


Drama118 Mins1988PG

English aristocrat Tony Last (James Wilby) welcomes tragedy into his life when he invites John Beaver (Rupert Graves) to visit his vast estate. There Beaver makes the acquaintance of Tony's wife, Brenda (Kristin Scott Thomas). Together, they continue their relationship in a series of bedroom assignations in London. Trusting to a fault, Tony is unaware that anything is amiss until his wife suddenly asks for a divorce. With his life in turmoil, Tony goes on a haphazard journey to South America.


  • Engaging
  • Dark
  • Emotional