Dust of Life (1995 film)
Dust of Life (French: Poussières de vie) is a 1995 French drama film directed by Rachid Bouchareb. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film as an Algerian submission. The film is based on a true story, originally recounted in a novel by Duyen Anh.
|Dust of Life|
|Poussières de vie|
|Directed by||Rachid Bouchareb|
|Produced by||Jean Bréhat|
|Written by||Duyen Anh (novel)|
R. Shukor Kader
|Music by||Safy Boutella|
|Edited by||Hélène Ducret|
|Distributed by||Swift Distribution|
The film takes place after the end of Vietnam War. It tells the story of a Vietnamese boy, Son, born to a Vietnamese mother, and an African-American father who was fighting in the war but has since returned home to the USA. (The title 'Dust of Life' refers to the Vietnamese word for children of such mixed Amerasian parentage.) Son is taken away from his mother and confined to a labour camp, where life is harsh and chances of release slim. Together with some other boys from the camp, Son attempts to escape.
- Daniel Guyant — Son
- Gilles Chitlaphone — Bob
- Jehan Pagès — Petit Haï
- Éric Nguyen — Un-Deux
- Leon Outtrabady — Shrimp
- Lina Chua — Son's mother
- R. Shukor Kader — Son's father
- 1996: Nominated, "Best Foreign Language Film"
- 1995: Won, "Outstanding Youth Actor in a Foreign Film" - Daniel Guyant & Jehan Pagès
- "The 68th Academy Awards (1996) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "Dust of Life". IMDB. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
- Hegwood Bowen, Elaine (28 June 2011). "Dust of Life". FilmMonthly. Retrieved 31 July 2020.