Fingersmith (2005)

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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »

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 Maud Lilly (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Sue Trinder (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs. Sucksby (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Richard 'Gentleman' Rivers (3 episodes, 2005)
Polly Hemingway ...
 Mrs Stiles (3 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Badel ...
 Mrs. Frobisher (2 episodes, 2005)
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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man, who gambled all his money away, presents them with a scam that has a payout of 40,000 pounds, Sue signs on to swindle rich Maud Lilly. Maud is an orphan who lives with her uncle, but what exactly is going on in the Lilly house? Sue will pose as Maud's maid so that Mr.Rivers (the gentleman) can get close to and eventually marry her. Their plan is to put Maud in the madhouse and take the money for themselves. All goes astray though when Sue falls in love with Maud. And the question is: Who can you trust? Written by Clark Jin

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Two young women... one passion, mutual betrayal... Final retribution...

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27 March 2005 (UK)  »

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A tolvajlány  »

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Sally Hawkins, who plays Sue Trinder, also appeared as a maid in the earlier adaptation of another Sarah Waters' books Tipping the Velvet (2002). See more »

Quotes

Maud Lilly: Please don't touch me, stifle me, smother me... pretend to love me.
Mrs. Sucksby: Pretend?
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Love, love, love this DVD
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never dreamed when I started watching this DVD that I would be totally mesmerized by it within minutes. The story was completely absorbing and entertaining. The acting was superb. The biggest surprise of all was how I would be so completely enchanted by the love these two young women radiated across the screen. Their initial physical encounter for me was by far the most tender, romantic, delightful, vicariously enthralling love scenes I have ever witnessed on film. I literally stopped breathing. I could not believe the chemistry between the two actresses. With no nudity or graphic sex, they conveyed more passion and titillation than any American production could ever hope to evince. Bravo to the author, the screenwriter, the director and the cast.


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