Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, France


Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, is looking desperately for money to pay for a last-chance treatment for her dying grandson. Having tried almost everything, Maggie drifts aimlessly through the streets of Soho in London. A poster in front of « Sexy World » catches her eye : « Hostess wanted ». Too dazed, desperate and naive to realize what she is doing, she enters the club. Miki, Sexy World's cynical owner, can't believe his eyes. Intrigued, he decides to have some fun and offers her a job. Working under the pseudonym of « IRINA PALM » Maggie applies herself in order not to lose her job.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Sam Garbarski

Written by: Philippe Blasband, Martin Herron

Cinematography: Christophe Beaucarne

Cast: Marianne Faithfull (Maggie), Miki Manojlovic (Miki), Kevin Bishop (Tom), Siobhan Hewlett (Sarah), Dorka Gryllus (Luisa), Jenny Agutter (Jane)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2007
  • European Actor 2007
  • Feature Film Selection 2007