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Last Resort (2000)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 16 March 2001 (UK)
When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiancé, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.

Director:

Pawel Pawlikowski
13 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dina Korzun ... Tanya
Artyom Strelnikov Artyom Strelnikov ... Artyom
Paddy Considine ... Alfie
Steve Perry Steve Perry ... Les (as Lindsey Honey)
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Immigration Officer
Katie Drinkwater Katie Drinkwater ... Katie
Dave Bean Dave Bean ... Frank
Adrian Scarborough ... Council Official
David Auker ... 2nd Council Official
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ... Police Officer
Jim Trevellyan Jim Trevellyan ... Station Guard
Marcus Redwood Marcus Redwood ... Cafe Owner
Zoe Sharpe Zoe Sharpe ... Gang Girl
Daniel Mobey Daniel Mobey ... Danny
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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>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

16 March 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Oportunidade See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,283, 25 February 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$114,657, 22 April 2001
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The actor playing 'Les', Lindsey Honey, with his adult themed projects, is involved in the similar business direction in real life, under the artistic name of 'Ben Dover'. See more »

Quotes

[Les and Frank, the Internet pornographers, have approached and solicited Tanya in the cafe]
Les: Yeah? Gorgeous cheekbones... yeah, gorgeous cheekbones, they're fantastic. So, anyhow, what I was going to do, I don't want to take up too much of your time. But, there's my card.
Tanya: Yes.
Les: Ok? And, uhh, you know, if you're interested, give me call. But, if there's anything else I can do, let me... I am Mr. Stonehaven. Everybody knows me around here, so, if you need me, call me. There's my card. All right? ...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Happy Heart
Performed by Andy Williams
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Small but perfectly formed
25 January 2002 | by zedheadUKSee 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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