The Last Station German Trailer (2009)

A German Trailer for The Last Station which is not in English but gives a sense of the film.

After almost fifty years of marriage, the Countess Sofya, Leo Tolstoy’s devoted wife, passionate lover, muse and secretary—she’s copied out War and Peace six times…by hand!—suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down. In the name of his newly created religion, the great Russian novelist has renounced his noble title, his property and even his family in favor of poverty, vegetarianism and even celibacy. After she’s born him thirteen children!

When Sofya then discovers that Tolstoy’s trusted disciple, Chertkov—whom she despises—may have secretly convinced her husband to sign a new will, leaving the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his very own family, she is consumed by righteous outrage! This is the last straw! Using every bit of cunning, every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal, she fights fiercely for what she believes is rightfully hers. The more extreme her behavior becomes, however, the more easily Chertkov is able to persuade Tolstoy of the damage she will do to his glorious legacy.

Into this minefield wanders Tolstoy’s worshipful new assistant, the young, gullible Valentin. In no time, he becomes a pawn, first of the scheming Chertkov and then of the wounded, vengeful Sofya as each plots to undermine the other’s gains. Complicating Valentin’s life even further is the overwhelming passion he feels for the beautiful, spirited Masha, a free thinking adherent of Tolstoy’s new religion whose unconventional attitudes about sex and love both compel and confuse him. Infatuated with Tolstoy’s notions of ideal love, but mystified by the Tolstoys’ rich and turbulent marriage, Valentin is ill equipped to deal with the complications of love in the real world.

A tale of two romances, one beginning, one near its end, The Last Station is a complex, funny, rich and emotional story about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it.

Here is a translation of what is said in the trailer:

Giamatti: Listen ... if you were Tolstoy's private secretary, that would be a great gift for you.
Narrator: It was the chance of his life
Mirren: I see a handsome young man in front of me.
James: Thank you Countess.
Plummer: I'm so glad you're here. (James sneezes) Bless you, my friend.
James: I sometimes sneeze when I'm nervous.
Narrator: Getting to know the greatest writer of Russia.
Guest: I think he is one of the prophets, God pronounces through him.
Mirren: No wonder that I feel lonely, I'm surrounded by fools.
Mirren: We do not care for formalities, as you may have noticed.
Mirren: At your age, he has drilling around in the Caucasus, he could not get enough of it. More jam?
James: Yes, please.
Narrator: Life was the greatest adventure.
Plummer: If I cannot work and if I can't find peace, then I should go.
Mirren: Go wherever you like.
James: Countess.
Mirren: My back.
Guest: You were lying on a fork. Sit up and you'll be better immediately.
Narrator: It was a summer full of love.
James: Tolstoy does not like sexual relations.
Giamatti: He despises them even.
Mirren: You're still my big rooster.
Plummer: (cock crow)
James: That would be no problem for me, I live vegetarian, em celibate.
James: Intercourse: How men and women or animals bring their body parts together, I don't care about that.
Plummer: You're still a virgin?
James: (sneezes)
Plummer: Bless you!
Narrator: From the director of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "One Fine Day"
James: I love you Masha.
Plummer: At this moment we both knew, that we would be together forever.
Giamatti: Her behaviour is extremely worrying.
Giamatti: If I had a wife like her, then I would have chased a bullet into my head long ago.
Narrator: Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti and James McAvoy
Plummer: Come and take a seat. I was born on this very sofa. No, no, remain seated.
Narrator: The Last Station
Plummer Valentin said you were a very talented teacher. (James sneezes) What are you nervous about now?
Narrator: Coming soon.

2 min 1 sec


Posted On
October 04, 2009
Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman

Sony Pictures Classics

December 4, 2009
Helen Mirren
Christopher Plummer
Paul Giamatti
Anne-Marie Duff
Kerry Condon
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