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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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18 April 2007 (Belgium)  »

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En ti palami outo voisomen  »

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Box Office

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 »

Goofs

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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Every now and then
17 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Every now and then a remarkable small film is made. The recent "Venus" starring Peter O'Toole is one. Irina Palm is also one.

This is a story of a middle-aged woman (Maggie, played by Marianne Faithful) worn down by sadness. She must get hold of a substantial amount of money. Forced by necessity and desperation Maggie does something that is at first utterly alien to her, but may yet become an awakening and salvation, a route to an identity she does not know she has and to new love.

Marianne Faithful's central performance is hugely affecting in its undecorated stillness and simplicity. This film is a cut above so many bigger releases. If you like a small story well-told it is for you.


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