The Immigrant

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  • R
  • 2005
  • 2 hr
  • 6.6  (33,677)
  • 77

The Immigrant takes place in New York City in 1921, where Ewa Cybulska (Marion Cotillard), a Polish immigrant, is denied entry into the United States due to her sister's illness, while her sister and her husband are sent to quarantine. Ewa is left alone and vulnerable in the New York harbor, where she meets Bruno Weiss (Joaquin Phoenix), who takes advantage of her situation and offers her a place to stay.

He introduces her to his business and manipulates her into performing in his theater show as a burlesque performer. Ewa, like many other immigrants at the time, is desperate for any opportunity to make a living and tries to make the most of her circumstances. However, she soon discovers that Bruno is involved in prostitution and other illegal activities, and she is forced to participate against her will.

Ewa's life takes a turn when she meets Bruno's cousin, Orlando (Jeremy Renner), a charming and kind-hearted magician who falls in love with her. Orlando offers her hope and a way out of her difficult situation, but Bruno becomes jealous and possessive of Ewa, leading to a dangerous and complicated love triangle.

The Immigrant is a powerful and haunting story about the struggles of immigrants in early 20th century America. It depicts a time where those who sought refuge and a better life in the United States often found themselves at the mercy of corrupt and exploitative individuals in positions of power. The film portrays the desperation and vulnerability of immigrants, who were often taken advantage of and lived in constant fear of deportation or worse.

Marion Cotillard delivers a stunning performance as Ewa, conveying the character's hopes and emotions with great depth and authenticity. Joaquin Phoenix also shines in his portrayal of the manipulative and dangerous Bruno, while Jeremy Renner brings a tender and sympathetic quality to the role of Orlando.

The Immigrant is an artfully crafted, visually stunning film that encapsulates the challenges and heartaches immigrant communities have faced throughout history. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the human stories behind the statistics and headlines about immigration.

The Immigrant is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. 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.

The Immigrant
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