Irina Palm

Belgien Deutschland Luxemburg Großbritannien Frankreich 2005-2007 Spielfilm

Summary

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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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Director of photography

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Hairdresser

Editing

Sound editor

Audio mixing

Music

Production company

Line producer

Post-production

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 10.12.2005 - 13.02.2006: London, Leipzig, Luxemburg, Spanien
Duration:
2835 m, 103 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age 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

Titles

  • Originaltitel (BE DE LU GB FR) Irina Palm

Versions

Original

Duration:
2835 m, 103 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age 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"