R | | Drama, Romance
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
This film marks the first time that James Gray wrote a leading role for a woman. He wrote the character Ewa Cybulska especially for Marion Cotillard. He also wrote the role of Bruno especially for Joaquin Phoenix.
We're almost there.
Ewa Cybulska: The doctors are looking, try to hold it in. You're just nervous. That brings it on. Try to close your ears and say a prayer, to the Mother of God.
Magda Cybulska: I will.
Ewa Cybulska: We'll find Aunt Edyta soon, and we'll be safe. We'll be together. We'll ...
When at the church, Ewa makes the "sign of the cross" with the left hand several times.
English, Polish, Latin
$1,041,038 (France) (27 November 2013)
$2,013,456 (USA) (2 July 2014)