Irina Palm

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Director: SAM GABARSKI

Rock icon Marianne Faithfull stars as Maggie, a matronly middle-class London widow in her fifties who is desperate to find the money to finance a costly life-saving operation for her grandson.

After numerous rejections of employment, Maggie eagerly accepts a job as “Hostess” at Sexy World. From day one on the job, her “hosting” services earn her notoriety, self-esteem, and proof that hard work pays off. Never vulgar, only hilarious, this film directed by Belgian director Sam Garbarski follows up his award-winning Rashevski Tango. Mixing pathos with comedy, with the 62-year-old, English-born Faithfull cast against type, in a job she hates but as “Irina Palm” becomes a huge success until the neighbors start getting suspicious about her mysterious job. Big brooding boss in the film is Yugo actor Miki Manojilovic (see La Fine del Mare elsewhere in catalog).

FRANCE/GERMANY/UK • 2007 • 103 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: SAM GABARSKI

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