Irina Palm

Irina Palm

Belgien / Deutschland / Luxemburg / Großbritannien / Frankreich 2005-2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Maggie needs money urgently. Her grandson is seriously ill in hospital, and the medication that could save his life is way beyond what his parents can afford. She will have to come up with an idea soon if she is to give her son and daughter-in-law fresh hope. Desperate, Maggie, a middle-class Lon - doner in her mid-fifties, finds herself responding to a temptingly lucrative job offer at a sex club. At "Sexy World", the shy but sprightly widow meets the club’s charming manager, Miki, who gently introduces her to her tasks as a "hostess". Her new colleague, Luisa, acquaints her with the rules of the game and, before long, the conscientious Maggie becomes the much sought after and well-paid "Irina Palm". Along with the cash, Maggie gains renewed self-confidence, realising that she’s not as old, unattractive and useless as she had believed herself to be. But then it transpires that Soho, where she renders her sexually hygienic services, is not a million miles away from the conservative suburb where Maggie lives, and her clandestine exist ence begins to raise the suspicions of both her son and her inquisitive neighbours alike. But even when everything comes to light, Maggie refuses to let this get her down…

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Sam Garbarski
Assistant director:Andreas Meszaros
Script supervisor:Kerensa Burton
Screenplay:Martin Herron, Philippe Blasband
Story:Philippe Blasband
Director of photography:Christophe Beaucarne
Production design:Véronique Sacrez
Set design:Marc-Philippe Guerig
Prop master:Manuel Demoulling, François Dickes
Make-up artist:Katja Reinert
Costume design:Anushia Nieradzik
Hairdresser:Claudine Moureaud
Editing:Ludo Troch
Sound editor:Ingrid Ralet
Sound:Pascal Jasmes
Audio mixing:Thomas Gauder
Casting:Leo Davis, Nathanièle Esther
Music:Ghinzu (BE)
  
Cast: 
Marianne FaithfullMaggie
Miki ManojlovićMiki
Kevin BishopTom
Siobhán HewlettSarah
Dorka GryllusLuisa
Jenny AgutterJane
Corey BurkeOlly
Meg Wynn-OwenJulia
Susan HitchBeth
Flip WebsterEdith
Tony O'BrianLadenbesitzer
Jules WernerArzt
Ann Queensberry1. alte Dame
June Bailey2. alte Dame
John CoyneDave
Tim PlesterFranck
Malina EbertDunia
  
Production company:Entre Chien et Loup (Brüssel)
in co-production with:Pallas Film GmbH (Halle), Samsa Film S.a.r.l. (Bertrange), Ipso Facto Films Ltd. (Newcastle upon Tyne), Liaison Cinématographique (Paris), Ateliers de Baere (Brüssel), RTBF (Brüssel)
in association with:Future Films Ltd. (London), Canal + (Paris)
Producer:Sébastien Delloye
Co-Producer:Karl Baumgartner, Thanassis Karathanos, Jani Thiltges, Christine Alderson
Line producer:Shu Aiello
Pre-production:Benno Pastewka (Location Scout)
Post-production:Fabian Hannaert
Shoot:10.12.2005-13.02.2006: London, Leipzig, Luxemburg, Spanien
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Centre du Cinéma et de l' Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de la Belgique (Brüssel), Film Fund Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Wallimage (Brüssel), Eurimages (Brüssel)
Length:2835 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 10.05.2007, 110030, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 14.06.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 25.01.2009, ARD

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Originaltitel (BE DE LU GB FR) Irina Palm

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Length:2835 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 10.05.2007, 110030, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 14.06.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 25.01.2009, ARD
 

Awards

FBW 2007
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
IFF Berlin 2007
Leserpreis der "Berliner Morgenpost"
 

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