By Leah Rozen
March 05, 2001 12:00 PM

Dina Korzun, Paddy Considine

In this delicate drama about the bleak lives of refugees, Tanya (Korzun) arrives in England from Moscow with her 10-year-old son to reunite with the British fiancé she met in Russia. When he fails to show up at the airport (and doesn’t return her calls), she requests asylum. She and her son are packed off to a holding center in a shabby seaside resort town where, eventually desperate, she becomes a porn model.

Bad things keep threatening to happen, and do, in Resort, but so do good ones, including a friendship with a helpful local man (Considine). Polish-born director Pawel Pawlikowski has made a memorable movie about trying to put shattered lives back together, even when the pieces won’t fit. (Not rated)

Bottom Line: Makes a lasting impression

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