The Last Station
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.
Cast: James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Anne-Marie Duff
Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Written by: Michael Hoffman, Jay Parini
Running time: 1hr 52min
Opens: Jan 15, 2010 NY/LA
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