The Magdalene Sisters

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The Magdalene Sisters

nun sin girls' boarding school sexual harassment punishment ireland catholic convent school laundry convent (nunnery) 1960s

The Magdalene Sisters

Release Date: September 12, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «In a place that defied belief their only hope was each other.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Film Council, Scottish Screen, Screen Ireland
Director    :   Peter Mullan
Producers    :   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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