La Dernière Lettre (2003)

La Dernière Lettre

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In 1941, a Russian Jewish woman doctor lives in a small city in the Ukraine just seized by the Germans. She writes a last letter to her son, a famous Russian physicist who lives and works far from the front lines at a Soviet science research institute. She writes the letter a few days before she knows she and the other Jews in the city will be killed by the Germans. She speaks of her life, her relationship to her son, her love for him, her student life in Paris, her failed marriage. She recounts … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Vasili Grossman, Véronique Aubouy
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Zipporah Films

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Samie, a leading light in the highly respected French theatrical academy, the Comedie Francaise, speaks with a broad range of subtlety and outbursts of emotion. And those words are powerful.

December 12, 2003
Washington Post
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Mr. Wiseman's stubbornness is manifest in his work, and you will fall for the same quality in The Last Letter if you have any affection for his past work.

Full Review… | January 29, 2003
New York Times
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In a tour-de-force performance, Samie conveys volumes with her powerful voice.

January 29, 2003
New York Post
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Primal in its effect, The Last Letter demonstrates the power of language, performance, and narrative to hold an audience spellbound.

Full Review… | January 28, 2003
Village Voice
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Preserves for posterity a superb performance by Catherine Samie.

September 17, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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