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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

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Geraldine McEwan Geraldine McEwan
Sister Bridget
Anne-Marie Duff Anne-Marie Duff
Margaret
Nora-Jane Noone Nora-Jane Noone
Bernadette
Dorothy Duffy Dorothy Duffy
Rose / Patricia
Eileen Walsh Eileen Walsh
Crispina
Frances Healy Frances Healy
Sister Jude


Written by
Peter Mullan Peter Mullan
(written by)


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4 years, 3 months ago at Aug 20 16:13
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The Magdalene Sisters is based on what was a reality of life (until surprisingly recently) in Ireland- many girls and young women considered promiscuous or simply flirtatious were forced to live in convents and work in their laundries. It's a powerful indictment of the Catholic church and pervasive social attitudes- the punitive "morality" and gender double standards towards sex. Of course it wasn... read more

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3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 30 9:15
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Even though Peter Mullan was finally getting noticed following his stellar performance in 'My Name Is Joe’, I always thought the guy was and still is seriously underrated. In fact ,he has actually also directed a few movies but even though his directing debut ‘Orphans’ was decent, it was barely noticed when it was released. Eventually, his directing follow-up would get much more attention an... read more
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Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Release date: 29 August 2003
UPC: 786936233094
Tags: Drama (11), Ireland (8), 2000s (7), Nun (6), Rape (6), Religion (6), Historical (5), 2002 (4), Catholicism (3), British (2), Suicide Attempt (2), Adoption (2), Punishment (2), Insanity (2), Orphanage (2), Priest (2), Prison (2), Sexism (2), Pregnancy (2), Sort (1)
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"The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 Irish-British drama film written and directed by Peter Mullan, about three teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums (also known as 'Magdalene Laundries') homes for women who were labelled as "fallen" by their families or society. The homes were maintained by individual religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Peter Mullan has remarked that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene Asylums had received no closure in the form"


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