Synopsis: London, 1960. Laura Quinn is the lone female executive at London Diamond Corporation. She is frustrated as her talents are rarely acknowledged and her less-experienced male co-workers are promoted ahead of her. She is shocked, but intrigued, when the mild-mannered night janitor, Mr. Hobbs, approaches her with a daring but simple plan to steal a handful of diamonds from the vault. Laura agrees to help, but she is soon in over her head. And it is not long before insurance investigator Mr. Finch has his eyes on her.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Michael Radford
Production: Magnolia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min


What's that?

Oh, my god.



Thank you.

Hold on one second.

Well, yes.

Hold on one second.

One second.

Hi. Sorry I'm late.

Cassie Jane, I'm the features

editor at the paper.

We spoke on the phone earlier.

It's, um...

Laura Quinn.

Robin, go ahead.

I got front page?

Perfect. Thanks.

Thanks, bye.

Whoo! We should be careful

what we wish for. Hmm.

Having it all at 25 cannot

be biologically correct.

So, thank you

for contacting us.

As you know, we're

running a series

of features

called "Women Who Led."

All about the everyday women

who back in the late fifties,

the early sixties,

started breaking

the boundaries,

really inventing

the modern woman.

A lot of people who

turned up in our research

turned out to be dead,

but you're...

alive, so that's great.

I, um, I need

to paint a picture.

You're hired by the London

Diamond Corporation.

It's number one in the world.

It is the fifties.

It's a fiercely

male-dominated environment.

You take on the men.

You battle your way up

and become... a manager.

Well, that's not going to

impress anyone these days,

but you were the only female

manager that had ever existed

in that company and I want

to know your story.

You know, I haven't

set foot in this city

as a free woman

in over 40 years.


It's changed.

It's an exceptional

piece, isn't it?

very rare.

I stole it...

from London Diamond.

Good deal took place

at London Diamond.

It may not be

in your notes.

You've been in prison.

That's where you've been.

Good morning,


Miss Quinn, good morning.

Good morning,

Miss Quinn.

Good morning,

Miss Quinn.

Good morning, Mr. Hobbs.

Aiming to beat

the sunrise, Miss Quinn?

Literate, Henry.


No more blood for diamonds!

I see our fan club

is assembled.



Good morning, Mr. Milton.

Good morning,

Mr. Milton.

Morning, gents.

Good morning.

I'm sure by now

you're all aware...

tensions reached a head

yesterday in Kimstad.

What are

the final figures?

What do you mean?

Dead? How many dead?

A hundred, give or take,

most of them on our pay roll.

It is a cock-up.

Everyone is pointing

their fingers at us.

Christ Almighty!

The whole pissing South

African regime is our fault.

What are the Soviets saying?

I'm afraid the Russians

are leading the charge.

They're pressing

for U.N. sanctions.

They're going to war with us

the week that we are

renewing their contracts.

We don't need

the Russians.

With respect, sir,

if the soviets broke away,

it would be disastrous.

They could align

with Botswana,

Sierra Leone,

or even Angola.

Combined production

would exceed our own.

We would no longer

control global supply.

The cartel collapses

and prices would free fall.

The Russians are paid

well above market.

They won't

break ranks.

In any case, officials from the

Soviet diamond trading organization

are en route

as we speak.


To end our relationship.

Very well.

Now we have two days.

Two days to find

a solution.

Wait, wait, uh, um...

one final item.

I'd like you to join me

in congratulating

our newest

Managing Director,

who, god willing, will keep

us afloat in Cape Town,

Mr. Peter Boland.


Well done.

I'm speechless.

Boland over you?

The old man

is losing his mind.

No, he's

thinking straight.

In addition to being

several years my senior,

Boland's experience is far

better suited to the position.

Besides, they're doing

me a favor.

Didn't you know cape town's

a furnace in the summer?

Well, I hope that they've got

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