Last Resort (2000)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  16 March 2001 (UK)
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When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiancé, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.


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Tanya arrives in London with her son Artyom, expecting to be met by her boyfriend. When he doesn't show and immigration wants to send her back to Russia, she asks for political asylum to buy some time. She has no idea that this will consign them for at least a year to a detention center, a fenced "city" near an abandoned seaside amusement park. Once there, realizing her boyfriend will never help her, she just wants to go home, but withdrawing the petition for asylum takes months. She's approached by pornographers inviting her to strip on line for cash; she's befriended by Alfie, a clerk at a convenience store at the center. She's a dreamer; what can she do? Written by <>

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A Última Oportunidade  »

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$37,283 (USA) (23 February 2001)


ESP 6,380,622 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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[Immigration officers are putting Tanya and Artyom into police cars to transport them to Stonehaven]
Artyom: Kuda on nas vedet, mam? On chto, khochet chtoby ya polez tuda v yego mashinu? Ya ne polezu nikuda v yego mashinu. (Where are they taking us, mom? He wants me to get in his car? I'm not getting in his car.)
Tanya: Zalez', pozhaluysta. (Get in, please.)
Artyom: Ne polezu. (I'm not getting in.)
Tanya: Sidi! (Sit!)
Artyom: Chego on khochet ot nas? Chego on khochet ot nas? (What does he want with us? What does he want with us?)
Tanya: ...
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16 March 2002 | by (HERTFORD, England) – See all my reviews

A contemporary film that perfectly captures the asylum crisis in 21st century Britain. It's a touching well-acted film, reminiscent of some of the earliest Film Four productions in the 1980s.

Ultimately it poses so many questions. Should action be taken, and is here a limit to the number of asylum applications? Why do they come, when they're treated so awfully?

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