• The Last Station (2009)

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Release Date: December 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 2010

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) vehemently disagree over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy. Sofya believes her husband should bequeath them to her upon his death, while Tolstoy's chief disciple, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), has nearly convinced the writer to sign the rights over to the Russian people. To this end, Chertkov inserts a spy into Tolstoy's household, who promptly falls for one of the novelist's daughters.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon, John Sessions, Patrick Kennedy

Director: Michael Hoffman

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Production Center of Andrei Konchalovsky, Zephyr Films, Egoli Tossell Film, Sam Film GmbH - München

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The entire film is a seduction, one that draws us into a vanished world where Count Leo Tolstoy and his wife of 48 years, Countess Sofya, come to joyous, tempestuous life in a matched pair of magnificent performances by Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. show more

  • Set exactly a century ago, The Last Station is a droll tragicomedy starring those battling Tolstoys, whose family is unhappy in its own way. show more

  • The film itself, energetically directed and written by Michael Hoffman, can't always rise to the level of its two dynamo stars. show more

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