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.
Director James Gray reportedly had a lot of trouble with producer Harvey Weinstein, because Weinstein wanted a The Sound of Music (1965) - style ending with a soaring camera shot of Cotillard's character and her sister walking over a mountain to Los Angeles, while a V.O. narration was saying 'I made... ...
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 ...
The famous opera singer Enrico Caruso did sing at Ellis Island, but not in February 1921. Carusos's last performance was in late December 1920, after which his health deteriorated.
Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay
Written by Henry J. Sayers
Performed by Bruno's stage women while practicing a rehearsal
English, Polish, Latin
$1,041,038 (France) (27 November 2013)
$2,013,456 (USA) (2 July 2014)
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