Ask the Dust

(USA/Germany/South Africa, 2005, 117 minutes)

In 1930s Los Angeles, a struggling, penniless writer attempting the Great American Novel becomes fascinated by the Mexican waitress working at the diner down the road. Good-looking but rather pointless addition to the impossible-romance-period-melodrama canon, unable to shake the story’s literary origin despite good technical credits and period feel.

Paramount Classics presents in association with Capitol Films a Cruise-Wagner/Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 3/Ascendant Filmproduktion/Alexander Films production. Starring Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins, Idina Menzel, Justin Kirk. Directed by Robert Towne; produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Don Granger and Jonas McCord; screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante; music by Ramin Djawadi and Heitor Pereira; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel; production designer, Dennis Gassner; costume designer, Albert Wolsky; film editor, Robert K. Lambert.


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