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Irina Palm 2007 123movies

Irina Palm 2007 123movies

Feb. 13, 2007103 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Maggie, a 60-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson, Olly. After one attempt at trying to find a job, she 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. Her colleague, Luisa, shows her how to give a hand-job through hole in a wall (glory hole) and after the first hesitation, she quickly develops good skills. She uses Irina Palm as her stage name. However, she keeps her work secret from friends and family, which leads to uncomfortable situations. She, who applies herself in order to keep her job, fascinates Mickey.
Plot: Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her…
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The Practicalities of Desperation
IRINA PALM may be a film too many people will overlook, thinking it either empty headed or pornographic. But word of mouth should correct those misconceptions, as this little quiet film is a tender story of an aging woman’s sacrifices and healthy outlook in the face of adversity. IRINA PALM is that happy marriage of comedy and drama, a heartwarming tale that leaves the viewer with both a smile and a tear.

Written by Director Sam Garbarski with Martin Herron and Phillipe Blasband, IRINA PALM is the story of a widowed grandmother Maggie (Marianne Faithful in a luminous performance) whose young grandson Ollie (Corey Burke) is gravely ill. Maggie’s son Tom (Kevin Bishop) and daughter-in-law Sarah (Siobhan Hewlett) cannot afford the transfer from England to Australia where the young lad could undergo curative treatment. Maggie decides she must find a job – a daunting task for an older woman with no particular job training – to make the treatment affordable. After numerous rejections from employment agencies, she spies a Sex Shop advertising for ‘hostesses’. Thinking that designation means serving tea, etc, she enters the shady establishment and is interviewed by the owner Miki (Miki Manojlovic), a gentle man who gently describes the type of employment: Maggie would sit in a room and provide simple masturbation through a glory hole for anonymous clients. At first shocked by the job description, she in desperation investigates the business with the help of her soon to be best friend Luisa (Dorka Gryllus), and accepts the job with reservations. To her surprise (and the surprise of Miki and Luisa) Maggie gains a loyal following of customers, so much so that she is given the name ‘Irina Palm’.

Keeping her employment a secret from everyone, she is the brunt of gossip from her old cronies and when she gives the money from her job to her son Tom without revealing its source, she causes a riff in the family. Maggie is courted by other sex shop owners who offer higher pay, but she remains faithful to Miki who advanced her the money for Ollie’s trip to Australia. Tom stalks his mother to her workplace, discovers the source of her income, and explodes with anger and embarrassment that his mother would stoop to such depths. But Maggie’s role as Irina Palm has given her confidence and also opened her heart not only to her grandson’s future but to her own happiness as well. The ending may be expected by some, but will warm the hearts of everyone.

There are many moments of humor – Maggie’s learning her trade, her ultimate confession to her cronies as to her occupation, etc – and this lightness makes the dramatic message more powerful. Faithful is extraordinarily fine in this difficult role, but the entire cast is sensitively responsive to the screenplay and to director Garbarski’s vision. This is a film to cherish. Highly recommended. Grady Harp

Review By: gradyharp Rating: 10 Date: 2008-08-26
A small film, but entertaining
It seems Belgian director Sam Garbarski didn’t set out to make an English movie (the script was originally written by Phillipe Blasband in French) but even with a diverse cast and continental locations he has produced one. Marianne Faithful’s performance as the slightly out of it middle aged widow who becomes a hand job operative in a Soho sex shop to earn money for her sick grandson’s operation is wonderfully judged. She has to do this in secret, of course, under the nom de hand “Irina Palm” for this is England and she would suffer terminal embarrassment were her family or friends to find out what she is up to. In France, on the other hand, it might not matter so much.

Despite the sordid nature of “Irina’s” fund raising efforts, this is a comedy-drama, not soft porn and the exposition is tastefully done – no graphic images are employed. The other main performances fit the fairly gentle tone, even the veteran Serbian actor Miki Manjlovic as the sex shop owner. The plot, as the makers admit, is a bit of a fairy tale, but satisfying nevertheless, and we can’t help wishing “Irina” as well. I did wonder about her customers though. Paying for sex is at bottom, so to speak, pretty pathetic, even for someone with Erina’s professional skill, and the film makes little attempt to look at the situation from the customer’s viewpoint, though we do get the impression the customers are satisfied. Weirdly, Marianne Faithful is descended from the Sacher-Masoch family, but her character does not dish out pain here. A small film but pleasant and entertaining.

Review By: Philby-3 Rating: 7 Date: 2009-01-29

Other Information:

Original Title Irina Palm
Release Date 2007-02-13
Release Year 2007

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Budget 4500000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama
Director Sam Garbarski
Writer Philippe Blasband, Martin Herron
Actors Marianne Faithfull, Predrag ‘Miki’ Manojlovic, Kevin Bishop
Country Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France
Awards 7 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Dejonghe, Kortrijk, Belgium
Film Length 2,835 m (Germany), 2,859 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Irina Palm 2007 123movies
Original title Irina Palm
TMDb Rating 6.9 105 votes

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