Fingersmith (2005) lesbian movie

Fingersmith is a television movie (a mini-series) made in two part, it premiered on BBC in 2005. The story is an adaptation of the eponym Sarah Walters’ Man Booker Prize nominated novel. Susan “Sue” Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man, who gambled all his money away, presents them with a scam that has a payout of 40,000 pounds, Sue signs on to swindle rich Maud Lilly. Maud is an orphan who lives with her uncle, but what exactly is going on in the Lilly house? Sue will pose as Maud’s maid so that Mr. Rivers (the gentleman) can get close to and eventually marry her. Their plan is to put Maud in the madhouse and take the money for themselves. All goes astray though when Sue falls in love with Maud. And the question is: Who can you trust?. The film was Directed by Aisling Walsh and features the British actresses Sally Hawkins and Elaine Cassidy.

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