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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)
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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the suicide of her friend and employer, who has been teaching her to be a detective, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over his business and begins an investigation of the apparent suicide of the son of a businessman. When the suicide turns out to be murder, what she discovers disrupts the entire family and puts Cordelia's life in danger. This off-beat British film is a moody, entertaining thriller, much in the tradition of film noir, but with an unusual and determined female detective. Nicely directed by Christopher Petit, and based on the wonderful novel of the same name by the acclaimed British mystery writer P. J. James, this film gives a fresh approach to the detective-film genre and introduces an intelligent and resourceful woman to a profession usually dominated by men.
Plot: tape recording, country house, female detective, hanging, death of son, accidental death, investigation, accident, suicide, suspect, gun, cross dressing, murder, female protagonist, death, blood
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