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Dust (2003)



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Following up on his acclaimed debut After the Rain, Milcho Manchevski spins this ambitious, and unusual, Balkan western. The film opens in New York with an old woman, living in a crammed apartment full of old photos, who outwits a burglar and forces him to listen to her stories. She recounts the saga of Luke and Elijah, a couple freewheeling cowboys during the heyday of the American West. A fight over a whore named Lily ends their friendship; Elijah marries her while Luke turns into an embittered bandit, travelling the world. He eventually settles in with some cattle rustlers in Macedonia. Improbably, Luke and Elijah cross paths again, and soon after a complicated series of flukes and misadventures, end up embroiled in the Turks brutal attempts at maintaining control of the peninsula. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.

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Salaetin Bilal
as The Major
Matt Ross
as Stitch
Louise Goodall
as Young Angela
Joe Mosso
as Church Bell
Nick Sandow
as White Trash
Bruce MacVittie
as Paramedic
Tom Strauss
as Catholic Priest
Petar Mircevski
as Foreign Priest
Stojan Arev
as Slavejko
Danilo Mandic
as Flute Boy
Judith Windsor
as The Madam
Randy Duke
as Sheriff
Jon Ivanovski
as Sigmund Freud
Boris Corevski
as Sharpshooter
Vanco Krstevski
as Andart/Ottoman Soldier
Branko Beninov
as Ottoman Soldier
Riad Tahir
as Ottoman Soldier
Erduan Maksut
as Ottoman Soldier
Atila Klince
as Ottoman Soldier
Jean Francois
as Ottoman Soldier
as Ottoman Soldier
Alen Nanov
as Ottoman Soldier
Vasko Mihajlov
as Ottoman Soldier
Ivan Jercik
as Ottoman Soldier
Zoran Ljutkov
as Ottoman Soldier
Igor Stojcevski
as Ottoman Soldier
Srdjan Milosevic
as Ottoman Soldier
Neat Ali
as Ottoman Soldier
Najdo Todeski
as Shepherd
Petar Dimoski
as Shepherd
Kiril Gravcev
as Shepherd
Igor Dimitrov
as Shepherd
Kire Georgiev
as Villager
as Brothel
Katarina Ilievska
as Siuciuan-Hsu
Milanco Georgiev
as Photographer at the Wedding
Gjorgji Usta Petrov
as Priest at the Wedding
Dzemail Demir
as Native American
Ismet Ali
as Native American
Goce Naumov
as Native American
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Critic Reviews for Dust

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

The bloodthirsty Dust lurches so wildly and meaninglessly between genres and time frames that all it creates is motion sickness.

August 21, 2003 | Rating: 1/4

Dazzling and dazed.

August 21, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Dust is a bust, a big bad movie of the scope, ambition and bravura that could be made only by a talented filmmaker run amok.

August 21, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

In reaching for a cubist style of storytelling, [Manchevski] sacrifices character and motivation.

August 19, 2003 | Full Review…

There's something off-putting about the bloodthirsty relish with which violence is choreographed and photographed, whilst Fiennes is hopelessly miscast as the avenging preacher.

August 8, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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our brains are numbed into oblivion

November 25, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5

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