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Last Resort

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Synopsis

A rare collaboration between BBC Films and BBC Documentaries, Last Resort is a moving love story which deals with the controversial issue of asylum seekers.

Tanya, young and naîve, leaves Moscow with her street-wise 10-year-old son Artiom, to meet her English fiancé. But after he fails to turn up at the airport, Tanya and her son find themselves virtually imprisoned in a deserted seaside resort where all refugees are forced to live. They have no passports, no money, no rights.

Desperate to escape a nightmarish world of misfits and no-hopers, Tanya forges an unusual alliance with amusement arcade manager Alfie, an alliance which soon develops into something more. But is he just another man who will let her down, or will Tanya and Artiom finally escape?

'Paul Pawlikowski was given free rein to select the subject matter and devise the drama. He used improvisation, documentary methods and a documentary-sized crew. The end result is high-quality, low-cost film-making that has a power and individuality rarely found in more conventional drama,' says producer Ruth Caleb.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
75 mins
Format
16mm, 35mm
Director
Pawel Pawlikowski 1st Feature
Producer
David M Thompson, Alex Holmes
Editor
David Charap
Screenwriter
Pawel Pawlikowski, Rowan Joffe (co-writer)
Director of Photography
Ryszard Lenczewski
Sound
Joe Oppenheimer
Music
Max De Wardener
Principal Cast
Dina Korzun, Paddy Considine, Artium Strelnikov, Lindsey Honey

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Production Company

UK Distributor:
Artificial Eye
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UK

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Company

The Works
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UK

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