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Dust (1985)

A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.

Director:

Marion Hänsel

Writers:

J.M. Coetzee (novel), Marion Hänsel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jane Birkin ... Magda
Trevor Howard ... Le père
John Matshikiza ... Hendrick
Nadine Uwampa Nadine Uwampa ... Klein Anna
Lourdes Christina Sayo Lourdes Christina Sayo ... Oud Anna
René Díaz René Díaz ... Jacob
Tom Vrebus Tom Vrebus ... Piet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Ackermans Jean Ackermans ... Horseman
Jean-Paul Bellemans Jean-Paul Bellemans ... Horseman
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A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Herzen des Landes See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Superb emotional study of young woman- one of Jane B.'s strongerst performances.
8 July 2002 | by LesHallesSee all my reviews

There are all kinds of films for all kinds of people. This film is not "Batman" or "Star Wars"- it is for people interested in great dramatic film that explores character.

Somewhat like Polanski's _Repulsion_, this film explores the mental breakdown of a young woman. It is a revealing and insightful portrayal of this woman's psyche, her deep need for love and her psychotic response to the inhumanity of her family.

It is also a chance to see the great Jane Birkin giving an extreme and wonderful performance in her native language.

A powerful and moving dramatic experience.


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