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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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ESP 6,380,622 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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[Needing money, Tanya tries to sell her mink pelts to a clothing store owner]
Tanya: Hello.
Store owner: Can I help you?
Tanya: Would you be interested of this? It is a fur... Russian fur, from Siberia. It is very... it is very... valuable. I have two pieces. And... and, uhh, it's very beautiful, very expensive... in Russia. And, you can wear them as a hat, or like scarf, or you can pin it on your coat... if you want.
Store owner: Nah, I'm not interested in anything like that.
Tanya: Ok, thank you.
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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.


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