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.
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
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 »
"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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