Crimson Petal and the White (The)

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Based on the international best-selling novel by Michel Faber.

This provocative and riveting four-part drama tells the story of Sugar (Romola Garai - Atonement, Emma) an alluring, intelligent young prostitute who yearns for a better life away from the brothel she is attached to, run by the contemptible Mrs Castaway (Gillian Anderson – Bleak House, The X Files).

However, things change for her when she meets wealthy businessman William Rackham (Chris O'Dowd – The IT Crowd). Sugar is a thrilling antidote to William, who is saddled with a pious brother, Henry (Mark Gatiss - Sherlock, Dr Who), and fragile wife, Agnes (Amanda Hale - Any Human Heart, Bright Star) who  regularly endures visits from the invasive physician Doctor Curlew (Richard E Grant – Gosford Park, Withnail & I). William ensconces Sugar as his mistress and she soon grows accustomed to her new life. Yet unbeknownst to William, Sugar begins to hatch a plan which sets a series of events in motion that will change their lives forever...

SPECIAL FEATURES
- BBC Points of View behind-the-scenes interviews with Romola Garai and Chris O'Dowd.
- In depth interviews with key production
- In depth interviews with key production crew members
- Deleted scenes


Reference
FHED2847
Barcode
5030697019936
Classification
15
Number of Discs
2
Picture
1.78:1 / Colour
Sound
Stereo / English
Subtitles
English
Region
0 / PAL
Time
236 mins