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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

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Starring (View all)
Aidan Quinn Aidan Quinn
William Franklin
Iain Glen Iain Glen
Brother John
Marc Warren Marc Warren
Brother Mac
Dudley Sutton Dudley Sutton
Brother Tom
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin
Father Damian
Stuart Graham Stuart Graham
Brother Whelan
John Travers John Travers
Liam Mercier 636
Chris Newman Chris Newman
Patrick Delaney 743

Written by (View all)
Aisling Walsh Aisling Walsh
Kevin Byron Murphy Kevin Byron Murphy


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Brilliant movie

11 years, 6 months ago at Jun 29 22:59
I watched this movie with tears in my eyes. No other movie until know was able to make me feel such pain – almost physical just from watching the story that unfolds on the screen. With risk to repeat myself I must note that this was probably the hardest movie to watch from all I have seen until the moment.

I made few notes when it started – there were about the interesting chara... read more
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Description: In 1939 William Franklin, an anti-Franco veteran of the bloody Spanish Civil War, arrives as first-ever lay teacher in a strict Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School for wayward boys. He soon learns the academic challenge is formidable, many boys being still illiterate, but gradually earns their trust, respect, in time almost devotion, with 'paternal' kindness, making the layman the opposite of the cruel prefect, brother John, who frequently administers painful and humiliating punishments, even the gentle, old superior Father Damian has no authority against his disciplinary mandate from the grim bishop Conlon. Slowly even c ... (more)
Tags: Drama (3), Biography (2), Historical (2), Coming Of Age (2), Based On A True Story (2), (2), Homosexuality (1), 2000s (1)
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"Sad cry. Will get me every time."

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"Director: Aisling Walsh Country: Ireland Length: 94 min Gay aspect. "

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