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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 75 mins
- 16mm, 35mm
- Pawel Pawlikowski 1st Feature
- David M Thompson, Alex Holmes
- David Charap
- Pawel Pawlikowski, Rowan Joffe (co-writer)
- Director of Photography
- Ryszard Lenczewski
- Joe Oppenheimer
- Max De Wardener
- Principal Cast
- Dina Korzun, Paddy Considine, Artium Strelnikov, Lindsey Honey
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Last updated 26th November 2005