Dust of Life (1995 film)

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Poussières de vie
Dust of Life
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Produced by Jean Bréhat
Written by Duyen Anh (novel)
Rachid Bouchareb
Bernard Gesbert
Starring Daniel Guyant
Gilles Chitlaphone
Jehan Pagès
Éric Nguyen
Lina Chua
R. Shukor Kader
Music by Safy Boutella
Cinematography Youcef Sahraoui
Edited by Hélène Ducret
Distributed by Swift Distribution
Release date
  • 18 January 1995 (1995-01-18)
Running time
87 minutes
Country France
Hong Kong
Language French

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.[1]


  • Daniel Guyant as Son
  • Gilles Chitlaphone as Bob
  • Jehan Pagès as Petit Haï
  • Éric Nguyen as Un-Deux
  • Lina Chua as Son's mother
  • R. Shukor Kader as Son's father


Academy Award

  • 1996: Nominated, "Best Foreign Language Film"

Young Artist Award

  • 1995: Won, "Outstanding Youth Actor in a Foreign Film" - Daniel Guyant & Jehan Pagès

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The 68th Academy Awards (1996) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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