Fingersmith

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Overview

Two women from different worlds are brought together by strange circumstances and forbidden desires in this period-drama. Sue Trinder (Sally Hawkins) was left on her own as a young child when her parents died, and she was forced to fend for herself, living on the street in the company of thieves and confidence men. Sue is given a chance to reform when she's taken in by Mrs. Sucksby (Imelda Staunton), who wants to keep her off the streets, but Sucksby's friend Richard Rivers (Rupert Evans) is familiar with Sue's ...
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Overview

Two women from different worlds are brought together by strange circumstances and forbidden desires in this period-drama. Sue Trinder (Sally Hawkins) was left on her own as a young child when her parents died, and she was forced to fend for herself, living on the street in the company of thieves and confidence men. Sue is given a chance to reform when she's taken in by Mrs. Sucksby (Imelda Staunton), who wants to keep her off the streets, but Sucksby's friend Richard Rivers (Rupert Evans) is familiar with Sue's old circle and lures her into an elaborate criminal scheme. Sue is to get a job as a maid to Maud Lilly (Elaine Cassidy), a young woman who lives with her uncle (Charles Dance) and will claim a large family inheritance when she marries. Sue's role is to act as confidante to Maud, so when Richard attempts to court her, Sue will help convince the young heiress that marrying Richard is the right thing to do. Richard's scheme is to marry Maud, have her sanity called into question, and then take possession of her fortune after she's committed to an asylum, but as Sue becomes close friends with Maud, she begins to wonder if she has the nerve to go through with the plan, especially when her feelings for Maud begin to extend beyond just friendship. As Sue's choice becomes nearly unbearable, fate steps in and she discovers all is not as she'd been led to believe. Fingersmith was produced for the BBC, where it first aired in the spring of 2005.
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Special Features

Exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette; Character profiles; Photo gallery; Cast filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/2005
  • UPC: 054961790791
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Time: 3:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,572

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sally Hawkins Sue Trinder
Elaine Cassidy Maud Lilly
Rupert Evans Richard Rivers
Imelda Staunton Mrs. Sucksby
Charles Dance
Michelle Dockery Betty
David Troughton
Technical Credits
Aisling Walsh Director
Richard Blackford Score Composer
Sally Head Executive Producer
Simon Kossoff Cinematographer
Georgina Lowe Producer
Bryan Oates Editor
Peter Ransley Screenwriter
Malcolm Thornton Production Designer
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
   Scene Selection
      Part One
         Young Sue & Maud
         Gentleman's Plan
         Leaving London
         The Finger!
         Mr. Rivers Arrives
         Explaining Intimacy
         Midnight Nuptials
         Friends of Rivers
      Part Two
         Maud's Story
         The Attraction
         Cover-Up
         The Truth
         Running Away
         Sue's Escape
         Confrontation
         Shocking News
   Special Features
      Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
      Character Profiles
         Sue Trinder
         Maud Lilly
         Mrs. Sucksby
         Richard Rivers
         Uncle Lilly
      Photo Gallery
      Cast Filmographies
         Sally Hawkins
         Elaine Cassidy
         Imelda Staunton
         Rupert Evans
         Charles Dance
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Two disks,...what an incredible turn of events!

    I was amazed with this movie.
    Not since watching "The Game", (Michael Douglas, Sean Penn),
    has a plot been so turned around.
    I rented it from Net Flix, now I will buy it!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Wow, what a plot twist!

    Sapphic love triumphs over Victorian con games, deep betrayal, and double crosses. Riveting plot twists that left my jaw on the floor. Liked it even more than the book by Sarah Waters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved Loving It!!

    This movie was one of the best "Book Turned into a Movie" I've seen in a while. The story is great, its 3 hours long & still I wanted more. The attention to detail amazed me, they really put an effort into adapting this. Even though the way the story was told was a little bit different than it was in the book, it kept the story exactly as it was. It a truly unique & different view of the 1860's. It truly is a must see!

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    Posted December 5, 2009

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    Posted December 19, 2009

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