My Name is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure

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My Name is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure ★ Modesty Blaise: The Beginning 2004 (R)

Based on the comic strip/novels by Peter O'Donnell, this cheap quickie (filmed in Romania) was turned out by Miramax so it could retain its rights to the potential franchise. So what we get is mighty Modesty's backstory as an orphan learning to survive in the wartorn Balkans, who winds up working at a small casino in Tangiers. Her criminal boss Louche is killed by bad guy Miklos, who wants what's in Louche's safe and doesn't care how he gets it. Modesty plays roulette with Miklos to save the day (and her fellow workers who are being held hostage). There's little action and Staden is a mannequin in a role that calls for beauty, brains, and buttkicking. 77m/C DVD .