The Last Station Poster

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

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Death, Sacrifice, Emotional, Rivalry, Love, Cheeky, Charming, Daughter, Office

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Three superb performances by Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy should have Oscar handicappers drooling. 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 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

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Marc'Aurelio Award for Best actress
Festival internazionale del film di Roma (2009)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)