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Most Beautiful Island plunges audiences into a little-seen sector of society, with writer-director Ana Asensio's fearless performance leading the way. Read critic reviews

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An illegal immigrant struggling to begin a new life in New York City is offered a great opportunity, but as day turns to night, she discovers she's been lured into a dangerous game.

Cast & Crew

David Little
Doctor Horowitz
Anna Myrha
Nadia
Ami Sheth
Benedita
Fenella A. Chudoba
Alina
Ana Asensio
Screenwriter
Adan Aliaga
Executive Producer
Ahmet S. Bilgen
Executive Producer
Selim Cevikel
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Jose María García
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Gill Holland
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Peter Phok
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Christopher Todd
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Jeffery Alan Jones
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Noah Greenberg
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Carl Ambrose
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Critic Reviews for Most Beautiful Island

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (3)

  • Anchored by Asensio's fearless and gripping performance, Most Beautiful Island directs an unflinching point of view toward an often invisible population.

    August 24, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Spanish actor Ana Asensio multitasks as star, writer-director and producer of this arresting feature, a gritty, ominous thriller that's winning awards on the festival and independent film circuit.

    December 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This profoundly silly exploitation thriller posits the existence of a sinister New York gambling den where gorgeous but penniless immigrants go to die.

    December 1, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The plight of America's dreaming paperless, in devastating diptych.

    November 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's amazing what difference it makes when a female director is depicting disturbing scenes of women being tormented or victimised.

    November 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The second half is chilling and well directed, culminating in a high-wire act of a finale.

    November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

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