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The Magdalene Sisters

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The Magdalene Sisters

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
119 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/01/03
performer:
Anne-Marie Duff, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Geraldine McEwan, Eileen Walsh
director:
Peter Mullan
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Peter Mullan
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

A fearless and powerful drama about the Magdalene Asylums, in which clear-eyed Irish lasses were subjected to torments worthy of a fascist regime. Peter Mullan’s film may be a high-toned women’s-prison picture, but it grasps the inherent theater of cruelty.