Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called 'Winter Palace, Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The 'Winter Palace,' soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.Written by
The title of this movie is a quote from Tenessee Williams's play "A streetcar named desire". Blanche Dubois, the heroine of sorts of the play, says "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" hinting at her past as a prostitute. The phrase was also taken up by British war correspondent Kate Adie as the title of her memoirs. See more »
Brilliant story, brilliant acting, brilliant directing. I don't understand why this movie has a low rating. From the very beginning, it captures you, quite sad at some point but it just kept getting better. A well deserving ending I must say.
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