The Last Station

Synopsis & Film Details

In the Russian historical drama The Last Station, actors Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer lead an ensemble cast. The biopic tells the story of the nearly 50-year marriage between author Leo Tolstoy and the Countess Sofya, his devoted wife, lover, muse, and secretary. Sofya finds her world turned upside down when Tolstoy renounces his nobility, his property, and his family, in order to create a new religion for himself consisting of poverty, vegetarianism, and celibacy. For their roles, Mirren earned Best Actress nominations and Plummer earned Best Supporting Actor nominations at both the 2010 Academy Awards and 2010 Golden Globe Awards.

Directed by Michael Hoffman
Russia/Germany/UK (2010)
112 minutes. Rated R. 35mm.

Companion Short Film

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  • 4 minutes
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