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THE LAST STATION

by Michael Hoffman

synopsis

After almost fifty years of marriage, the Countess Sofya, Leo Tolstoy's devoted wife, suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down. In the name of his newly created religion, the great Russian novelist has renounced his noble title and his property in favour of poverty, vegetarianism and even celibacy. What's more, Tolstoy may have been persuaded by his disciple, Chertkov, to leave the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his own family. The woman uses every strategy at her disposal to fiercely fight against the libertarian community that is installed in her house; trying to win back what she feels belongs to her. Ostracised from Tolstoy, she only manages to see him as he is dying, in the last station.

international title: The Last Station
original title: The Last Station
country: Germany, United Kingdom
sales agent: The Little Film Company (USA)
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Michael Hoffman
release date: DE 21/01/2010, AT 29/01/2010, GB 19/02/2010, NL 25/02/2010, FI 02/04/2010, DK 15/04/2010, SE 23/04/2010, IT 28/05/2010, ES 11/06/2010, BE 16/06/2010, GR 01/07/2010, FR 08/12/2010
screenplay: Michael Hoffman
cast: Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon, Tomas Spencer, Patrick Kennedy
cinematography by: Sebastian Edschmid
film editing: Patricia Rommel
art director: Patrizia von Brandenstein, Knut Loewe
costumes designer: Monika Jacobs
music: Sergei Yevtushenko
producer: Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens Meurer, Ewa Karlström, Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton
production: Egoli Tossell Film, Zephyr Films, Andrei Konchalovsky Production Center, Sam Film
backing: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg MBB, German Federal Film Board FFA, German Federal Film Fund DFFF, The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment Germany, Warner Bros Entertainment Austria, StudioCanal, Entertainment One - eOne Films Benelux, Buena Vista International Finland, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Denmark A/S, Sony Pictures Releasing Italy, Sony Pictures Releasing Spain, Belga Films SA, Kinovista

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