Last Resort (2000)

From left to right: Dina Korzun, Artyom Strelnikov and Paddy Considine  are standing against a blue panneled beach hut.The bottom third of the cover is a light grey background with the title Last resort in bold white text. Below are the awards that the film has won.

Last Resort © BBC

Starring: Dina Korzun, Paddy Considine, Artyom Strelnikov, Adrian Scarborough

Kent locations used: Margate

In director Pawel Pawlikowski’s debut feature film, a young Russian woman named Tanya (Dina Korzun) travels to the UK with her son, hoping to begin a new life with her fiancé. On arrival, airport security immediately question her intentions and feeling trapped, Tanya makes a rash decision to apply for political asylum. While their claim is considered, the pair are taken to the fictional seaside town of Stonehaven. Unable to get hold of her fiancé, Tanya has to face the reality that returning home isn’t going to be a quickor easy process and turns to arcade worker Alfie (Paddy Considine) for help.

The film stars Dina Korzun, (Cold Souls, Forty shades of Blue), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, Submarine), Artyom Strelnikov (Russian Ark), Adrian Scarborough (Les Misérables, The Kings Speech) and Bruce Byron (The Bill, The Mummy Returns).

Margate, in Thanet doubled as the fictional seaside town of Stonehaven, and was the setting for the majority of the film. Margate has always been a popular destination for tourists who are attracted to its beautiful beaches, harbour, arcades, and historic architecture. The town has previously welcomed programmes such as Edge of Heaven (2014), The Apprentice (2009) and Only Fools and Horses: The Jolly Boys Outing (1989).

Last Resort was first released in cinemas on 22nd August 2000 and is now available to buy on DVD

 

 

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258761/

For more information on Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

For more information on Broadstairs visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/broadstairs/10538?microSiteId=210