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UK 2005, 180 minutes
Dir. Aisling Walsh
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Lesbian

Topics: Period - 1800s.


Aroview: BBC teledrama set around a girlish pickpocket (Hawkins) in Victorian London who becomes involved in a nasty plan to defraud a wealthy heiress (Cassidy) by having her committed to the madhouse. However, she finds herself falling in love with her instead...

Ripely melodramatic tale has a well-developed Dickensian atmosphere and comes off much better than other adaptations of Sarah Water's lesbian-inflected period novels, such as TIPPING THE VELVET.

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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