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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 <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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[Tanya and Artyom have been returned to Stonehaven after trying to walk to London]
Council Official: Can you confirm your name, please?
Tanya: Tat'yana Krush-i-na.
Council Official: You should have registered here yesterday. This is a general information pack. These are your food and toiletry vouchers for the week.
Tanya: But, I don't need them. I want to go to London.
Council Official: No, you can't do that.
Tanya: Why?
Council Official: You've applied for political asylum.
Tanya: Yes, and so?
Council Official: All applicants must stay in their designated holding areas. Look, it's in here.
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ASYLUM
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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