The Last Station


1h 52m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Set in the last tumultuous years of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy's life, centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife Sofya Andreyevna and his leading disciple Vladimir Cherkov. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirte

Film Details

Also Known As
Ein Russischer Sommer, Last Station, Tolstoï, le dernier automne
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cine Postproduction; Commerzbank; Eastman Kodak; Egoli Tossell Film; German Federal Film Board; International Film Guarantors; Kodak; Little Film Company; Lyps Inc; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung; RISE FX GmbH; Sony Pictures Classics; Sound One; The Offline Editing Company; Thomas Kropatschek; Thomas Mohr; Translux
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Belga Films; Edko Films; Entertainment One; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); RCV Distribution; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Studiocanal UK; Tiglon A.S.; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Brandenburg, Germany; Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Thuringia, Germany; Russia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Set in the last tumultuous years of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy's life, centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife Sofya Andreyevna and his leading disciple Vladimir Cherkov. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children and a life of hedonism, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition.

Crew

Matthias Albrecht

Film Lab

Teo Ardeleanu

Driver

Bonnie Arnold

Producer

Cory Augustyn

Assistant Editor

Monic Aust

Apprentice

Anka Baier

Wardrobe

Sabrina Barteleit

Painter

Markus Bauerle

Film Lab

Sergei Beck

Production Manager

Ivar Beer

Film Lab

Natalie Beer

Assistant Director

Dorothe Beinemeier

Producer

Dorothe Beinemeier

Assistant

Hubert Bock

On-Set Dresser

Christian Bornkessel

Boom Operator

Benedikt Bothe

Stage Manager

Michael Bouterweck

Special Effects

Xavier Box

Associate Editor

Kai Bublitz

Driver

Hans-jurgen Bubser

Accountant

Volkhard Buff

Stunts

Volkhart Buff

Stunts

Janina Bukowski

Accountant

Luke Carey

Production

Luke Carey

Post-Production Coordinator

Ann Churcher

Dialogue Coach

Rocco Simon Coufin

Floor Runner

Chris Curling

Producer

Richard Curling

Assistant Editor

Timur Cutkov

Stand-In

Ola Czarniecka

Assistant

Erik Damm

Location Assistant

Asal Dardan

Assistant

Sven Uwe Dassler

Driver

Heiko Daugau

Driver

Leo Davis

Casting

Markus Degen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Andrey Deryabin

Music Producer

Andrey Deryabin

Associate Producer

Philip Donch

Camera

Brendan Donnison

Adr Voice Casting

Brian Donovan

Line Producer

Mags Dowling

Accountant

Moritz Draheim

Production Assistant

Franca Drewes

Script Supervisor

Luise Ebersbach

Wardrobe

Sebastian Edschmid

Director Of Photography

Martin Eichhorn

Titles

Sabine Engelberg

Assistant Art Director

Anna Evenkamp

Makeup

Ulrike Eversmeier

On-Set Dresser

Melanie Faul

Other

Johnny Feurer

Assistant Camera

Undine Filter

Production

Manuela Franke

Makeup

Regina Frankenberger

Production

Uta Freitag

Accounting Assistant

Florian Fricke

Boom Operator

Peggy Froschke

Sound Mixer

Peter Fuchs

Music Engineer

Achim Gerber

Foley Recordist

Lars Ginzel

Sound Department

Claudia Gittel

Film Lab

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Gabriella Gobber

Script Supervisor

Olaf Godoba

Caterer

Natascha Gotowtschikow

Wardrobe

Thorsten Gottschalk

Production Secretary

Rick Gould

Adr

Sascha Graetz

Driver

Renate Graichen

Accountant

Artem Gridnev

Assistant

Willi Grimm

Stand-In

Sandro Grosse

Grip

Frank Gust

Driver

Florian Haeger

Driver

Katerina Hagen

Sound Mixer

Kay Hahnefeldt

Medic

Marc Hansell

Associate Producer

Berit Harksen

Accountant

Lisa Hauss

Assistant Director

Melanie Heise

Accounting Assistant

Manuel Hess

On-Set Dresser

Sören Von Der Heyde

Location Scout

Chris Hill

Consultant

Michael Hoffman

Screenplay

Lissy Holm

Casting

Gregor Hoppe

Driver

Eic Horstmann

Technical Advisor

Jennifer Hoskin

Assistant

Michael Howells

Adr

Raidar Huber

Location Scout

Juliane Hubner

Makeup

Andreas Huschke

Props

Yvonne Huttig

Assistant Producer

Daniel Iribarren

Adr Editor

Uli Isfort

Props Buyer

Andrea Jacob

Film Lab

Dirk W Jacob

Sound Design

Monika Jacobs

Costume Designer

Nicole Janiche

Caterer

Kerstin Jeschke

Driver

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Beatrix John

Makeup

Daniel Jopp

Electrician

Ragna Jornitz

Makeup

Denny Jost

Dolly Grip

Patrick Kaethner

Steadicam Operator

Christian Kaiserberger

Apprentice

Anja Karg

Apprentice

Ewa Karlström

Coproducer

Bernd Kaser

Electrician

Bettina Keller

Production Assistant

Nora Kiessling

Wardrobe

Sophie Kirchberg

Videotape Operator

Peter Klinkenberg

Foley Artist

Harald Kogler

Storyboard Artist

Jana Kohlmann

Other

Patrick Kohlmeier

Electrician

Andrei Konchalovsky

Executive Producer

Roxy Konrad

Art Department Coordinator

Lena Kopsch

Production Secretary

Bjorn Korner

Electrician

Dan Krause

Grip

Thomas Kropatschek

Production Insurance

Karsten Kube

Grip

Kati Lafin

Wardrobe

Soren Lang

Location Scout

Benjamin Lange

Floor Runner

Heiko Lange

Grip

Antje Lass

Assistant Editor

Tobias Lauterberg

Accounting Assistant

Lena Lazzarotto

Makeup Artist

De Lane Lea

Adr

Frank Lehmann

Associate Producer

Thomas Lehmann

Film Lab

Felix Leitermann

Location Manager

Ute Lingner

Film Lab

Ludwig Linnekogel

Clapper Loader

Robbie Little

Executive Producer

Mark Lubosch

Gaffer

Mark Lubosch

Camera Operator

Robin Maas

Stage Manager

Emma Mager

Other

Emma Mager

Other

Maxime Mardoukhaev

Advisor

Moritz Martin

Best Boy

Frank Mathwig

Medic

Anna-giulietta May

Production Assistant

Barrie Mcculloch

Assistant Director

Olaf Mehl

Foley Recordist

Tina Mersmann

Post-Production Supervisor

Sebastian Von Merveldt

Driver

Maja Meschede

Wardrobe

Jens Meurer

Producer

Galina Meyer

Stand-In

Tony Moewes

Finance

Thomas Mohr

Production Insurance

Matilda Moreton

Assistant

Stefan Mueller

Film Lab

Mike-paul Muller

Driver

Christian Nagel

Driver

Sandor Nagy

Color

Ian Neil

Rights & Clearances

Konstantin Ness

Coordinator

Sandra Neundorf

Film Lab

Jekaterina Oertel

Makeup Designer

Andreas Olshausen

Art Director

Susanne Olsson

Adr

Jean-luc Ormieres

Associate Producer

Marko Otti Otta

Driver

Detlef Overmann

Still Photographer

Sven Pannicke

Visual Effects Producer

Jay Parini

Source Material

Won-suk Park

Assistant Camera

Roman Peisger

Construction

Gregor Pfuller

Technical Advisor

Ralf Pitzius

Driver

Erwin Prib

Art Director

Patricia Puisy

Wardrobe

Christian Pundschus

Visual Effects

Thorsten Querner

Key Grip

Stephan Rabold

Still Photographer

Johanna Ragwitz

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Luke Randolph

Other

Niko Remus

Post-Production Supervisor

Petra Ringleb

Location Scout

Jenny Rinn

Accounting Assistant

Philip Robertson

Executive Producer

Maggie Rodford

Music Producer

Sybille Rohde

Production Coordinator

Patricia Rommel

Editor

Andreas Rose

Driver

Mark Rosinski

Set Decorator

Jan Rott

Property Master

Simon Rühlemann

Floor Runner

Jon Russell

Adr

Anatoly Rybalko

Music Conductor

Silvia Sachenender

Props

Kariem Saleh

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Ein Russischer Sommer, Last Station, Tolstoï, le dernier automne
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cine Postproduction; Commerzbank; Eastman Kodak; Egoli Tossell Film; German Federal Film Board; International Film Guarantors; Kodak; Little Film Company; Lyps Inc; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung; RISE FX GmbH; Sony Pictures Classics; Sound One; The Offline Editing Company; Thomas Kropatschek; Thomas Mohr; Translux
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Belga Films; Edko Films; Entertainment One; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); RCV Distribution; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Studiocanal UK; Tiglon A.S.; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Brandenburg, Germany; Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Thuringia, Germany; Russia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for five 2009 Spirit Awards including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Helen Mirren) and Best Supporting Male (Christopher Plummer) by Film Independent (FIND).

Nominated for two 2009 awards including Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Helen Mirren) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Plummer) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the Silver Marc'Aurelio Jury Award for Best Actress (Helen Mirren) at the 2009 Rome International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall December 4, 2009

Limited Release in United States January 15, 2010

Released in United States on Video June 22, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States January 2010

Shown at Rome International Film Festival (Official Selection Competition) October 15-23, 2009.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) January 5-18, 2010.

Based on the novel "The Last Station," written by Jay Parini and published by Owl Books on July 15, 1998.

Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep were previously attached to star.

Released in United States Fall December 4, 2009

Limited Release in United States January 15, 2010

Released in United States on Video June 22, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Tributes/World Cinema) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 4-7, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Rome International Film Festival (Official Selection Competition) October 15-23, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2010 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Opening Night Gala) January 5-18, 2010.)