Ask the Dust Trailer (2006)

Academy Award-winner Robert Towne 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.

Duration
2 min 21 sec

Views
22,710

Posted On
March 18, 2009
Director
Robert Towne

Writer
Robert Towne

Studio
Paramount Classics

Release
March 10, 2006
Cast
Salma Hayek
Colin Farrell
Justin Kirk
Donald Sutherland
Dame Eileen Atkins
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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