The Magdalene Sisters

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The Magdalene Sisters

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The Magdalene Sisters

Release Date: August 30, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «In a place that defied belief their only hope was each other.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
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
Director    :   Peter Mullan
Producers    :   Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney, Frances Higson
Writers    :   Peter Mullan
RunTime    :   119 mins.
Revenue    :   20957001

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.

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