About the film
nun sin girls' boarding school horror psychological abuse based on true story sexual harassment punishment religion torture ireland human rights catholic convent school laundry physical abuse evil nun convent (nunnery) 1960s women rights magdalene asylum
The Magdalene Sisters
Release Date: August 30, 2002
|Slogan||:||«In a place that defied belief their only hope was each other.»|
|Production Companies||:||Scottish Screen, UK Film Council, Screen Ireland, Momentum Pictures, PFP Films, Temple Films, Dumfries & Galloway Council, South West Scotland Screen Commission, Scottish Enterprise Dumfries & Galloway, UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund, Element Films, Miramax|
|Producers||:||Ed Guiney, Frances Higson|
Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.