Martin Scorsese sits in as executive producer for this costume drama from acclaimed director Pantelis Voulgaris. The date is 1922, and a ship with 700 mail-order brides from Armenia, Greece, Turkey and Russia is bound for American shores.
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The supposedly high production values in this period drama neither live up to expectations nor constitute a source of strength compared to this filmmaker's early work. The actual wave of forced migration of Greek brides to the US is a moving topic in itself but the setting proves dramaturgically and cinematically too constraining. Damian Lewis is up to the task, but the film is a rather mediocre academic exercise.