- Published: [United States] : Acorn Media, .
- Year Published: 2005
- Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- 1569387907 :
- Pickpockets -- England -- London.
- London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
- Feature films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Call number: DVD Drama Fingersmith
Available Copies: Downtown Adult StaffPicks, Pittsfield Adult
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Based on the acclaimed novel by Sarah Waters.
Special features: exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette; character profiles; photo gallery; cast filmographies.
Sally Hawkins, Rupert Evans, Elaine Cassidy.
A rousing adaptation of Sarah Waters' most acclaimed novel. Orphan Sue Trinder, raised in a den of petty thieves or 'fingersmiths,' agrees to help a young con man defraud a wealthy heiress. But Sue's plans didn't include falling in love with the heiress.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo.
The story takes some very unexpected twists but also has some very sad and scary parts. The scenes in the insane asylum are particularly disturbing, all the more so because they are based on the author's research and so are an accurate depiction.
"Fingersmith" is a lesbian romance, so it does have some "R" rated scenes. It also has some very disturbing depictions of a child being forced to read aloud pornographic materials.
If you like the story, read the book of the same name on which it is based. Also check out author Sarah Waters' other novels.
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