Irina Palm

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: June 13, 2008 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 3.57
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Cast: Marianne Faithfull, Miki Manojlovic, Kevin Bishop, Siobhan Hewlett, Dorka Gryllus, Jenny Agutter

Synopsis

Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, is looking desperately for money to pay for a last-chance treatment for her dying grandson. Having tried almost everything, Maggie drifts aimlessly through the streets of Soho in London.

A poster in front of "Sexy World" catches her eye: "Hostess wanted." Too dazed, desperate and naive to realize what she's doing, she enters the club. Miki, Sexy World's cynical owner, can't believe his eyes. Intrigued, he decides to have some fun and offers her a job.

Working under the pseudonym of "Irina Palm," Maggie applies herself in order not to lose her job.

Director: Sam Garbarski
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Diana Elbaum, Sébastien Delloye
Screenplay: Sam Garbarski, Philippe Blasband, Martin Herron
Official Site: www.irinapalm-themovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Gritty English feeling black comedy staring Marianne Fathfull - the love of a grandmother for her very ill grandson turns to the seedy sex trade to buy him the hope of a cure - foregoing her personal values she experiences a torment between her secret life as a sex worker and her dedicated love of her family - and ultimately finds love - from both her family and the sex club owner - an emotional roller coaster that will ahve you laughing and crying in equal measure - a cinemagraphic joy"