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Two women from different worlds are brought together by strange circumstances and forbidden desires in this period drama. Sue Trinder 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 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 , a young woman who 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, she will help convince the young heiress that marrying Richard is the right thing to do. 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. This BBC production captures the fantastic complexity of Sarah Water's best-selling original novel.
Region Code: 4
Time: 180 minutes
This DVD Release Date : 2011
Presentation: PAL, Colour, 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Extras: Behind the scenes of Fingersmith; character profiles; episode synopses; photo gallery