Last Resort


1h 15m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Russian emigre Tanya and her 10-year-old son Artiom arrive in England, where she plans to marry, but find themselves detained at the airport's passport control. Fearing deportation, Tanya requests political asylum and is transferred to an immigration center on the coast of south England while her ap

Film Details

Also Known As
Transit Palace
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Bbc Films; Capital Fx; Eastman Kodak; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sales Company; Soho Images; Technicolor; Universal Studios Sound Facilities
Distribution Company
SHOOTING GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY PICTURES; Curzon Artificial Eye; Eye International; Fandango; OcTan Films; Peripher Filmverleih; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
England, United Kingdom; Margate, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m

Synopsis

Russian emigre Tanya and her 10-year-old son Artiom arrive in England, where she plans to marry, but find themselves detained at the airport's passport control. Fearing deportation, Tanya requests political asylum and is transferred to an immigration center on the coast of south England while her application is processed. After being dumped by her fiancee over the phone, Tanya meets Alfie, who runs the local arcade. Though her time in England grows shorter, a romance begins between these two people who are looking for a new start in life.

Crew

Joss Barratt

Stills Photographer

Joanie Blaikie

Production Executive (Bbc Films)

Tom Bowyer

Production Designer

Len Brown

Laboratory Contact

Paul Bulmer

Post-Production Supervisor

Ruth Caleb

Producer

Tamzin Cary

Other

David Charap

Editor

Petula Clark

Song Performer ("Downtown" "Ciao Ciao")

Fiona Clarke

Unit Manager

Chris Collins

Associate Producer

Christopher Collins

Associate Producer

Richard Curling

Other

Julian Day

Costume Designer

Max De Wardener

Music

Romano Dives

Song Performer ("Besena Rovena")

Vic Doggart

Art Department Assistant

Derek Donohue

Production Accountant

Chloe Emerson

Casting Advisor

Emma Fowler

Production Coordinator

Peter Govey

Titles

Victoria Gregory

Post-Production Coordinator

Ludmila Gromova

Russian Casting Advisor

Robert J Harris

Song ("Theme From Spiderman")

Tony Hatch

Songs ("Downtown" "Ciao Ciao")

Liz Hillman

Researcher

Andrew Hinton

Sound Assistant

Alex Holmes

Executive Producer

Hugh Hughes

Camera Assistant

Craig Irving

Dubbing Mixer

Marc Isaacs

Assistant Producer

Michael Jay

Caterer (The Freelance Chef)

Rowan Joffe

Screenwriter

Tatiana Komarova

Russian Casting Advisor

Ryszard Lenczewski

Director Of Photography

Mike Love

Song ("I Get Around")

Ivan Mactaggart

Special Thanks

Tony Matthews

Colour Grader

Matthew Moffatt

Gaffer

Michael Narduzzo

Dubbing Mixer

Richard Newson

Unit Runner

Rowan Oliver

Music

Joe Oppenheimer

Script Editor

Joe Oppenheimer

Executive

Keith Osborne

Electrician

Pawel Pawlikowski

Screenwriter

John Pearson

Sound Recordist

Layo Salako

Special Thanks

Alison Thompson

Special Thanks

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Neil Wallace

Electrician

Paul Webster

Song ("Theme From Spiderman")

Andy Williams

Song Performer ("Happy Heart")

Brian Wilson

Song ("I Get Around")

Michael Wood

Production Executive (Bbc Films)

Rod Woodruff

Stunt Coordinator

Jane Wright

Special Thanks

Film Details

Also Known As
Transit Palace
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Bbc Films; Capital Fx; Eastman Kodak; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sales Company; Soho Images; Technicolor; Universal Studios Sound Facilities
Distribution Company
SHOOTING GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY PICTURES; Curzon Artificial Eye; Eye International; Fandango; OcTan Films; Peripher Filmverleih; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
England, United Kingdom; Margate, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the award for Best British Independent Film at the 2000 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States Winter February 23, 2001

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 13-27, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (New British Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 4, 2001.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 2001.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Cinema of the Present) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Released as part of the distribution package: "Shooting Gallery Film Series" (Loews Cineplex Entertainment), and preceded by Guy Maddin's short film "The Heart of the World" (Canada/2000). The package also includes "Too Much Sleep" (USA/1997), "The Low Down" (United Kingdom/2000), "When Brendan Met Trudy" (United Kingdom/Ireland/USA/2000), "The Day I Became A Woman" (Iran/2000), and "Eureka" (Japan/France/2000).

Limited release in United Kingdom March 16, 2001.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Cinema of the Present) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 4, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States Winter February 23, 2001

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 13-27, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (New British Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.)