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Ask the Dust
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Ask the Dust 2006


Passion and ambition drive two dreamers in 1930s LA. Their love affair is ferocious and hot-blooded as they fight the city and themselves to make their dreams come true. Academy Award-winner Robert Towne ("Chinatown," "Tequila Sunrise") writes and directs "Ask the Dust," set under the brutally sunny skies of Depression-era Los Angeles. Based on novelist John Fante's masterpiece, Towne's interpretation of Ask the Dust focuses on a city exotic and vulgar, glamorous and raunchy a place of heat and dust. Full of imports palm trees from Egypt and people from everywhere in search of health and wealth, fame and fortune L. A. is the city of first and last resort, where all dreams are supposed to come true. So it is for Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell), a son of Italian immigrants who dreams of becoming a famous novelist and marrying a beautiful blonde, and Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek), a Mexican who longs to marry a WASP and shed her last name. In a time when relations between Anglos and people of Mexican descent hang by tattered threads, Bandini and Camilla collide with one another, fighting the city and themselves to make their dreams come true. (read more)

Release Date:March 10th, 2006
Directed By:
No image existsRobert Towne
Written By:
No image existsRobert Towne
Starring:
Salma HayekSalma Hayek
Colin FarrellColin Farrell
No image existsJustin Kirk
No image existsDonald Sutherland
No image existsIdina Menzel
No image existsDame Eileen Atkins

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Ask the Dust Movie Review by Laural (4/22/2006)

Idina Menzel is my all time favorite person in the world, and she was probably the best of the three people in this film. I couldn't understand Salma Hayek and Colin Farells relationship at all. They haye each other, they love each other. Chrsit, it took 2 years for them to kiss. Idina plays Vera, a physically and...

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