MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 470 this week

Last Resort (2000)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  16 March 2001 (UK)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,227 users   Metascore: 80/100
Reviews: 10 user | 45 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiancé, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 21 Sep 2012
 
a list of 234 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1706 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 188 titles
created 28 Mar 2013
 
a list of 256 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Last Resort" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Last Resort (2000)

Last Resort (2000) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Last Resort.
13 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ida (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Martin Arrowsmith, Dave Blant, Darren O. Campbell
Ben Dover: Posh Birds (Video 2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Steve Perry
Stars: Belinda Hall, Dai Lany, Kelle Marie
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine
Somers Town (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A black-and-white study of a social environment in London, concentrating on a pair of unlikely new friends and the girl they both fancy.

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Ireneusz Czop, Piotr Jagiello
Twockers (TV Short 1998)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A docu-drama about teenage car thieves living on a northern estate. Trevor, a seventeen-year-old dosser, falls in love. To win his girl's heart, he might just have to go straight. Will he make it?

Directors: Ian Duncan, Pawel Pawlikowski
Serbian Epics (TV Movie 1992)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this documentary, set in Bosnia during the war, Pawlikowski steers clear of the usual cliches of war reporting. He takes on a more anthropological perspective relying not on commentary ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Dostoevsky's Travels (TV Movie 1991)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Dimitri Dostoevsky
Tripping with Zhirinovsky (TV Movie 1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A candid, fly-on-the-wall BBC television documentary portrait of Russian Nationalist politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The film shows the leader on a cruise surrounded by two hundred ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The film is about revisiting the locations of the world-famous Russian novel 'Moscow-Petushki' by Venedikt Yerofeyev. At the consecutive railway stations, passengers recall the writer who ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Drama

A story set in circa-2001 Afghanistan and centered on an affair between a Scottish foreign correspondent and an American reporter.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Dersim rebellion was a Kurdish uprising against the Turkish government in the Dersim region of eastern Turkey, which includes province s of Tunceli, Elazig and Bingöl . It was led by an... See full summary »

Director: Nezahat Gündogan
Stars: Jülide Kural
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Artyom Strelnikov ...
...
Steve Perry ...
Les (as Lindsey Honey)
Perry Benson ...
Katie Drinkwater ...
Katie
...
...
Council Official
David Auker ...
2nd Council Official
Bruce Byron ...
Police Officer
Jim Trevellyan ...
Station Guard
Marcus Redwood ...
Zoe Sharpe ...
Gang Girl
Daniel Mobey ...
Danny
Edit

Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 March 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Oportunidade  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 6,380,622 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[While waiting in Heathrow, Artyom is practicing English by reading aloud from a travel guidebook. Tanya corrects his mistakes]
Artyom: In Britain, friendly people start conversation by talking about the vever...
Tanya: Weather.
Artyom: ...Vether. Look at this expensive...
Tanya: Example.
Artyom: ...It is lovely morning, it isn't, isn't it?...
Tanya: Isn't it.
Artyom: ...Yes, it's beautiful, it isn't it?...
See more »

Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Heart
Performed by Andy Williams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Small but perfectly formed
25 January 2002 | by (nottingham, england) – See all my reviews

A few days have past since I saw Last Resort and it's still on my mind, especially Paddy Considine's performance. Last Resort is undeniably technically good, shot really well, great locations, top editing etc. The script is good but it's the performances that really make this drama as good as it is. I would love to know how this director got these actors to behave so realistically in every situation for every scene. All three leads were fantastic but Paddy Considine constantly stole the screen and brought humour along with him for the ride. I would recommend you watch this if you ever get chance, it is believable, rich, funny and lovely.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
quality. clearwafflejones
Last shot: question humphrey-2
music through out the film? txlonghorns8416
Available online markgoff-1
Discuss Last Resort (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?