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The Last Station

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Synopsis

A drama lifted by moments of humour, The Last Station is a love story set during the last year of the life and turbulent marriage of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and his wife the Countess Sofya.

Tolstoy, having rejected his title and embraced an ascetic life style, finds himself increasingly at odds with Sofya. As his devoted disciple Vladimir Chertkov urges him to sign a new will leaving the rights to his work to the Russian people rather than his family, the conflict between husband and wife grows to breaking point. The whole affair is witnessed by Tolstoy’s new secretary, Valentin, whose love for the beautiful and feisty Masha is set against the old love of Tolstoy and Sofya.

The Last Station is a film about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
107 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Michael Hoffman
Producer
Phil Robertson, Andrei Konchalovsky, Judy Tossell
Co-Producer
Phil Robertson, Andrei Konchalovsky, Judy Tossell
Editor
Patricia Rommel
Screenwriter
Michael Hoffman
Director of Photography
Sebastian Edschmid
Production Designer
Patrizia von Brandenstein
Sound
Martin Trevis
Music
Yuri Poteyenko
Principal Cast
Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Kerry Condon, Anne-Marie Duff

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Production Company

Egoli Tossell Film Halle GmbH
Marktplatz 7
06108 Halle (Saale)
Germany

c/o Zephyr Films Ltd.
33 Percy Street
London W1T 2DF
UK

T +44 (0)20 7255 3555
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info@zephyrfilms.co.uk
http://www.zephyrfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

The Little Film Company
12930 Ventura Boulevard #822
Studio City CA 91604
USA

T +1 818 762 6999
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