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R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Maggie (Marianne Faithfull) is a middle-aged London woman who learns that her grandson requires an expensive operation. After experiencing setback after setback in her efforts to scrape together the cash, Maggie finds a job at a sex shop owned by Miki (Miki Manojlovic) where she services customers through a hole in the wall. Her particular talent earns her the name "Irina Palm." The money starts to roll in -- but will she earn enough in time to help her grandson?

Cast: Marianne Faithfull , Miki Manojlovic , Kevin Bishop , Siobhan Hewlett , Dorka Gryllus , Jenny Agutter , Corey Burke , Meg Wynn Owen

Director: Sam Garbarski

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Irina Palm (2007)

Release Date: March 21st, 2008|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Sam Garbarski's use of slow-motion shots is pretentious, and he paces the film too slowly. But he captures the seedy side of London, giving you a feel for Soho during the day when sunshine exposes a cheap gaudiness. show more

  • 50
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Plays like a throwback to gritty-but-softhearted English dramas of the 1980s like "Mona Lisa" and "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid." show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Marianne Faithfull is unforgettable as a middle-class, middle-aged frump …in Sam Garbarski's crowd-pleasing comedy-drama Irina Palm. show more

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