The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
 

Director Peter Mullan

Writer Peter Mullan

Genre Drama

Year 2002

Actors Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy

IMDB : 7.8 (22,713 votes)


 

Description A thoroughly mind-provoking film about 3 young women who, under tragic circumstances, see themselves cast away to a Magdalene Asylum for young women in 1964. One of many like institutions, the asylums are run like prisons and young girls are forced to do workhouse laundry and hard labor. The asylum, one of many that existed in theocratic Catholic Ireland, is for supposedly 'fallen' women. Here, young girls are imprisoned indefinitely and endure agonizing punishments and a long, harsh working system which leaves them physically drained and mentally damaged. As the girls bond together, it soon becomes clear that the only way out of the Magdalene convent is to escape, but with twisted Sister Bridget running the wing, any chances seem limited...

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