♥ (youbecomeme) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,


New "The Last Station" Stills

Starring: James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff.


"The Last Station" is a captivating story about the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and the last year of his life.

In the film, Leo Tolstoy is not only portrayed as a world-renowned figure chased by hordes of reporters but also as a human being with his own antagonisms, weaknesses and the unfulfillable wish to find the truth and gain absolute harmony between himself and the rest of the world.
The film depicts the most interesting and dramatic period of Leo Tolstoy’s life.

What led the great writer to leave his home, not long before his death, and spend his last hours in a stationmaster’s house in the remote station of Astapovo? Was he fleeing from his tormented life, driven by a burning desire for peace and quiet? Or was he escaping from his wife, who had come to mean everything to him? How did Tolstoy understand the concept of “love”, something he yearned for all his life, and longed to see in others? What was it like to carry the burden of being a prophet and a teacher and at the same time a husband and father?

Release date
: Spring 2009

Source, IMDB

Tags: james mcavoy

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