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Last Resort Review


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It's hard to imagine a more horrific modern-day nightmare. A young and wide-eyed Russian lass named Tanya (Dina Korzun) flies to Britain with her young son Artiom (Artiom Strelnikov) on the promise that her British fiancée will pick them up from the airport and whisk them off to a new and happy life together in the West.

When hubby-to-be doesn't show up, Tanya declares herself a refugee to avoid being immediately sent back to Moscow, then finds herself imprisoned in an urban gulag -- actually an abandoned seaside resort with roller coasters and video arcades that's been converted to a refugee camp.

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Last Resort Review


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Polish writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski pulls the viewer right into the anxiety-drowned heart of a young, naive Russian immigrant in "Last Resort," a visceral, intimate drama that takes place in an internment camp for political refugees on the dreary coast of England.

Tanya (Dina Korzun) had never intended to land in a place like this -- an abandoned, deteriorating hotel turned into tenement housing -- when she flew to Britain with her 10-year-old son. Her English fiancé was supposed to meet them at the airport. He was their ticket to a better life in the West. But he never arrived and in desperation she requests political asylum to stay in the country, convinced her white knight is still coming.

Little did she know what she was getting into with this request. Stuck in a bare room and not allowed to leave the compound, fragile Tanya's frustration and grief begin to get the better of her when she learns that she can't even withdraw her sanctuary request and go back home without filling out a form that will take months to process. She is trapped in a claustrophobic corner of a foreign land with no one but her own child to depend on.

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It's hard to imagine a more horrific modern-day nightmare. A young and wide-eyed Russian...

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