A New York thief, a tough-as-nails hundred-year-old woman, two brothers from the Wild West, a Macedonian revolutionary and a beautiful pregnant woman, all cross paths in a tale that spans two continents and three centuries.


Milcho Manchevski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Elijah
David Wenham ... Luke
Adrian Lester ... Edge
Anne Brochet ... Lilith
Nikolina Kujaca Nikolina Kujaca ... Neda
Rosemary Murphy ... Angela
Vlado Jovanovski Vlado Jovanovski ... Teacher
Salaetin Bilal Salaetin Bilal ... The Major
Vera Farmiga ... Amy
Matt Ross ... Stitch
Meg Gibson ... Bone
Tamer Ibrahim Tamer Ibrahim ... Kemal
Vladimir Jacev Vladimir Jacev ... Spase
Vladimir Gjorgjijoski Vladimir Gjorgjijoski ... Enver
Zora Georgieva Zora Georgieva ... Maslina


A New York thief (Edge), a tough-as-nails hundred-year-old woman (Angela), two brothers from the Wild West (Luke and Elijah), a revolutionary hell-bent on liberating Macedonia from the Ottoman Empire (The Teacher), and a beautiful pregnant woman (Neda), all cross paths in a tale that spans two continents and three centuries. Its fractured narrative resembles a Cubist painting. Written by Milcho Manchevski

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Where Does Your Voice Go When You're No More?


Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Manchevski appears two times in the film. The first time on a photograph on the fridge with Simon Perry of British Screen, and the second time on a photo of young Luke and Elijah with their mother - Manchevski dressed as their mother. See more »

User Reviews

very impressive
9 January 2004 | by narsiliaSee all my reviews

"Dust" is an awesome film. It's common for an art house film to have a theme, but rarely an identifiable moral. This one has both. We are convinced that we like not one but two bad guys - even when they show no redeemable qualities. The dual stories are very even-handed and well-paced. And the scatter-shoot style (e.g. Pulp Fiction) actually drives half the plot. I can only imagine the editing headaches... and the screenplay outline! It's fascinating to watch on all levels.

I have been thinking about this movie all day as well (Where DO our voices go when we are no more?...) I'm glad that it's readily available in the States - can't wait to buy a copy.

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Release Date:

5 April 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dust See more »

Filming Locations:

Cologne, Westphalia, Germany See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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