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Finding Fortune

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Synopsis

Helen Fortuno, an Italian living in London, has not heard from her brother Frank for two years. She receives a cryptic postcard from him with enough informaiton for her to track him down to a Buddhist retreat in Scotland. Along for the ride is London girl Sylvia who is using Helen's search for her brother as her chance to leave her psycho husband Gordon.

Arriving at the monastry, they are told by a monk that Frank, failing to fit in, has moved on with tantric student Fiona. At Fiona's cottage they find Fiona has been abandoned by Frank and has a baby daughter by him. Frank has gone to live on the coast but when Helen confronts Frank's ex-beach buddy Joe, she realises that Frank doesn't want to be found. Meanwhile, Sylvia takes a fancy to kilted barman Davie and invites him along. Helen feels Davie is slowing them down and provokes him into parting with them. The two women, now followed by a mysterious Man in Black, continue on their search for Frank and encounter the Jeweller, Sunshine and Sophie, who guide Helen to the Drummer Girl, a forger who has given Frank a new identity - Sid Arthur.

When the Drummer Girl is murdered, Sylvia realises they are involved in something bigger than just looking for Helen's brother.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
104 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Robbie Moffat
Producer
Mairi Sutherland
Editor
Richard Vint
Screenwriter
Robbie Moffat
Director of Photography
Bob Ramsay
Sound
Owen Miller
Principal Cast
Ilaria D'Elia, Victoria Pritchard, Jason Harvey, Paul Cunningham, Robert Jan Szemis, Joanna Kate Rodgers

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Production Company

Palm Tree UK
North Lodge
Nether Place
Mauchline
Ayrshire
KA5 5SU
UK

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Sales
Company

Ardent Sales International
The Old Stables
Bagshot Park
Bagshot
Surrey
GU19 5PJ
UK

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