The Immigrant

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  • R
  • 2014
  • 2 hr 30 min
  • 6.6  (33,677)
  • 77

The Immigrant is a 2014 film directed by James Gray and starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. The film is set in the 1920s and tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Ewa Cybulska (Marion Cotillard), who arrives in New York City with her sister, Magda (Angela Sarafyan). The sisters are separated at Ellis Island when Magda is diagnosed with tuberculosis and placed in quarantine. Ewa is left alone and vulnerable, without any money or means of support.

Ewa is soon approached by Bruno Weiss (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but shady character who takes an interest in her. Bruno offers to help Ewa find work and a place to live, and although she is initially hesitant, she is eventually forced to accept his help. Ewa is introduced to Bruno's seedy underworld, where she is forced to perform as a dancer and prostitute. Desperate to earn enough money to pay for her sister's medical care, Ewa is trapped in a cycle of abuse and exploitation.

Despite her dire circumstances, Ewa finds hope in the form of Orlando the Magician (Jeremy Renner), a kind and gentle man who performs at the same theater where she works. Orlando is immediately drawn to Ewa and offers her a way out of her predicament, but Bruno is determined to keep Ewa under his control.

The Immigrant explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the struggle to survive in a new and unfamiliar world. The film's stunning cinematography captures the beauty and brutality of 1920s New York, while its talented cast delivers powerful performances. Marion Cotillard is particularly impressive as Ewa, conveying both vulnerability and strength as she fights to reunite with her sister and hold on to her dignity in the face of adversity.

Joaquin Phoenix is equally compelling as Bruno, a complicated character who is both repellent and sympathetic. Phoenix portrays Bruno's conflicting emotions with skill and nuance, making him a formidable adversary for Ewa. Jeremy Renner provides a welcome contrast as Orlando, infusing the film with warmth and compassion.

The Immigrant is a haunting and unforgettable film that tackles difficult subject matter with sensitivity and grace. It is a poignant reminder of the struggles faced by immigrants throughout history, and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

The Immigrant is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 77.

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    2 hr 30 min
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