Maggie, who is in her fifties has accepted a job in a nightclub in London’s Soho. She is desperate to raise money for surgery for her seriously ill grandson and takes a job which would normally make her blush with shame. In this romantic tragicomedy, we meet the notable singer and actress Marianne Faithfull along with kusturician actor Predrag Manojlovic, who plays the part of the crooked club owner. Due to the disarming naturalness of the aging woman, he rediscovers his deeply buried feelings. The bizarre idyll of Maggie’s newfound existence ends when her slanderous neighbors and her son Tom learn about her secret new identity. Director Sam Garbarski draws out phenomenal performances from his actors and the film is enhanced by melancholic music and an appealing ambiance.
Awards: IFF Berlin 2007: Reader Jury of the “Berliner Morgenpost”; David di Donatello Awards 2008: Best European film; Golden Globes, Italy 2008: Best European film, Best distributor; Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2008: Best European director.
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