The story of people whose lives intertwine during a dramatic winter in New York City.

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Lone Scherfig

Writer:

Lone Scherfig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Kazan ... Clara
Esben Smed ... Richard
Jack Fulton ... Anthony
Finlay Wojtak-Hissong ... Jude
Andrea Riseborough ... Alice
Pat Thornton ... Older Man
David MacLean David MacLean ... Doctor
Gugun Deep Singh ... Singh
Caleb Landry Jones ... Jeff
Tahar Rahim ... Marc
Jay Baruchel ... John Peter
Bill Nighy ... Timofey
Nicolaj Kopernikus ... Sergei
Kola Krauze ... Alexander
David Dencik ... Lars
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Storyline

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 AnonymusB

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Drama

Certificate:

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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 »

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Ma vlast (My Fatherland): No. 2. Vltava (Moldau)
Music composed by Bedrich Smetana
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Why is this movie rated so low?
21 August 2020 | by therealjaysmokeSee all my reviews

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kindness of Strangers See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$839, 8 December 2019

Gross USA:

$2,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,603
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