Irina Palm (2007)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 21, 2008 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Legendary rocker Marianne Faithfull (of "As Tears Go By" and Broken English fame) stars in director Sam Garbarski's gently observed comedy drama Irina Palm (2007). She portrays Maggie, a working-class fiftysomething increasingly desperate to cover the cost of her ailing grandson's (Corey Burke) operation. When denied one loan and prospective job after another, a hopeless Maggie plunges headfirst into the underground skin trade of Soho London and prostitutes herself, under the aegis of new boss Miki (Miki Manojlovic). Equipped with a new name, "Irina Palm," Maggie begins working customers with a stimulatory technique so popular that patrons are soon lining up around the corner to be "serviced" by her.

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grandson, masturbation, operation, popularity, sex-industry, widow/widower