Irina Palm Poster

Release Date: March 21st, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2008

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

Production Co: Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Samsa Film, Canal+, Future Films, Pallas Film, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Entre Chien et Loup, Région Wallone, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe, Liaison Cinématographique, Ateliers de Baere, Ipso Facto Films, RTBF, Film Fund Luxembourg, Filmförderungsanstalt

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Faithfull is marvelous: Once notorious for her own escapades, this great-great-niece of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is no shrinking violet, but she's perfect as a plump, frumpy widow with a huge heart and a hidden talent no one would ever suspect. show more

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

  • It turns out a success, tempering its farfetched scenario with enough restraint and believability to pass for a modest parable of modern manners. show more

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