The Last Station (2009)

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A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.



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The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her husband's loyal disciple, whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people. Written by IMDb Editors

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Intoxicating. Infuriating. Impossible. Love.

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La última estación  »

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€13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$94,093 (USA) (15 January 2010)


$6,615,578 (USA) (11 June 2010)

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Marks the first joint venture of real-life spouses James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff on a feature film. See more »


When Sofya is looking into Leo Tolstoy's diary it is written in modern Russian orthography which was not used at that time. See more »


Sofya Tolstaya: Oh, Leovochka, why do you insist on dressing like that?
Leo Tolstoy: What do you mean, like what?
Sofya Tolstaya: Like a man who looks after the sheep!
Leo Tolstoy: It wasn't meant to offend you.
Sofya Tolstaya: You're a count, for God's sake!
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Anthony Quinn is thanked in the end credits. Quinn was the first to purchase rights to Jay Parini novel. See more »


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Un bel dì vedremo
from "Madama Butterfly"
Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as CSR Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Alexander Rahbari
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights International Ltd.
Libretto by Luigi Illica (uncredited) and Giuseppe Giacosa (uncredited)
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Excellent cast in a gem of a movie!
9 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to this movie for a while now and finally saw it last night. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it! The entire cast was excellent; both lead and supporting roles were strong and added such depth to the movie. McAvoy, Mirren, Plummer and Giamatti were especially brilliant in every aspect. They each showed the strengths and weaknesses of the characters they portrayed, and it was a pleasure to see them interact. Although smaller roles, Duff and Condon played significant characters and were also very good in their portrayal. Just an amazing ensemble cast. I was surprised, and saddened, that this movie didn't get more attention; two nominations (Plummer and Mirren) was not nearly enough.

I've heard others say the movie was too slow but I can't say that the pace of the movie bothered me much. I found the story quite interesting and the scenery and costumes added to the movie without being distracting. I would certainly see this emotional and thought-provoking movie again!

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