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Irina Palm (2007)

 -  Drama  -  18 April 2007 (Belgium)
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Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson. After one attempt at trying to find a job, Maggie finds herself roaming the ... See full summary »

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Miki (as Miki Manojlovic)
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Tom
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Sarah
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Luisa
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Jane
Corey Burke ...
Olly
Meg Wynn Owen ...
Julia
Susan Hitch ...
Beth
Flip Webster ...
Edith
Tony O'Brien ...
Shopkeeper
Jules Werner ...
Doctor
Ann Queensberry ...
1st Old Lady
June Bailey ...
2nd Old Lady
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Dave (as Jonathan Coyne)
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Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson. After one attempt at trying to find a job, Maggie finds herself roaming the streets of London Soho. Her eye is caught by a small poster in the window of a 'shop' called "Sexy World" which reads: "Hostess wanted". Too desperate and lost to realize what she does she enters. Micky, the owner, is embarrassed at first, but intrigued by Maggie, he decides to have fun and offers her the job. Maggie courageously gets to know her first anonymous customers, eventually using Irina Palm as her stage name. Maggie, who applies herself in order to keep her job, fascinates Mickey. Written by Anonymous

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What would you do to save the life of your terminally ill grandson?

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,694 (USA) (28 March 2008)

Gross:

$44,064 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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When Maggie enters the office of Miki to accept the job, he's seen playing a videogame. The game music is from Super Mario, and when he raises his eyes to look at Maggie, the death sound is heard. See more »

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When Maggie is reading the letter from the bank, rejecting her request for a loan, the letter clearly addresses her as 'Mr'. See more »

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Maggie: Olly is dying, I'm wanking, It's a mess!
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"Charitable and moving tale..."
15 February 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The middle-aged widow Maggie lives a quiet life in suburban England. She has a restrained relationship to her son Tom and his wife Sarah. The light of her life is her grandchild Olly who recently has become seriously ill. Maggie does her best to help, but the employers are not exactly waiting in line for a middle-aged woman with no education worth mentioning. When all family-members learn that there are no English specialists who are able to treat Olly and that the only solution is leaving for Melbourne to find the necessary treatment, they have to find a way to raise enough money for the trip. The next day Maggie sees an advertisement on the window of a sex-club where a hostess is wanted. Maggie meets up with the owner and it doesn't take long before she's offered the job. Even though Maggie's knew job is far from what she expected it to be, she accepts it because of Olly. In a short period of time Maggie achieves a good reputation and gets well paid. She also finds a good friend in single-mom Louisa and seems to be getting along fine in her new business. But people in the neighbourhood are starting to question Maggie's sudden change in behaviour and Maggie realizes that sooner or later she will have to confront her friends with their prejudice and revalue her own morals.

With his second feature film, German-Belgian director Sam Garbarski delivers one of the most authentic depictions of everyday-life since Ken Loach's "Ladybird, Ladybird" (1994) and Mike Leigh's "Secrets and Lies" (1996). The film's balanced depiction of it's themes gives the viewer's time to reflect. The gentle pace and realistic acting performances contributes to create a movie-experience with deep human insight. The whole movie is filled with an underlying aura of empathy and love that shines through in this wonderful film which is a charitable and moving tale about a woman who unselfishly compromises her dignity in order to save her grandchild's life.


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