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The Immigrant

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Original title
The Immigrant
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
James Gray, Ric Menello
Music
Chris Spelman
Cinematography
Darius Khondji
Cast
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Producer
Wild Bunch / The Weinstein Company / Kingsgate Films / Worldview Entertainment / Keep Your Head Productions
Genre
Drama | 1920s. Prostitution. Immigration
Synopsis / Plot
1920. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. And then one day, Ewa encounters Bruno's cousin, the debonair magician Orlando. He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.
Awards
2013: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2013: Sevilla Film Festival: Official Selection
2014: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Cotillard) & Cinematography
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Actress (Cotillard)
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