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Semi-retired, with wine glass in one hand and cigarette in the other, former ’60s rock singer Maggie Sheridan (Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect, The Queen) seems resigned to life on a crumbling country estate, ruminating about her past. But everything changes when a botched robbery leaves her friend Sir Charles Stafford dead and one of his prized paintings missing. Determined to retrieve the masterpiece and find the killer, Maggie plunges into the murky underworld of the art trade. Posing as a wealthy Polish countess, she sets off on a treacherous path from Ireland to London to New York and back again. Meanwhile, Sir Charles’s troubled son, Sebastian, embarks on his own path of discovery. Where the two trails meet, life begins to imitate art to deadly effect.
Oscar®-winner Helen Mirren delivers a tour-de-force performance with strong supporting turns by Iain Glen (Adam Bede), Lesley Manville (All or Nothing), Michael Maloney (Truly Madly Deeply), and Franco Nero (Camelot).
DVD FEATURE INCLUDES biography of Helen Mirren.
Nudity and sexual situations
Despite my usual enjoyment of Mirren's work, this wasn't quite what I wanted. There were too many things in the plot that just didn't make sense. Read morePublished 8 months ago by sghunter
Owned vhs of these two films and wanted to switch to dvd format so I could continue watching Helen Mirren.Published 9 months ago by Dianne F. MacDonald
I thought I was buying the full series. Turns out I got one DVD, Part 1 only. So I have no idea how the thing ends. Read morePublished 11 months ago by grundymurf