The Magdalene Sisters

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: July 18, 2003
DVD: March 23, 2004

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Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Dorothy Duffy, Annie-Marie Duff, Eileen Walsh, Nora-Jane Noone


The story of four fallen women who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960's Ireland.

While women's liberation is sweeping the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite sentences of servitude in The Magdalene Laundries to atone for their "sins." The last Magdalene Asylum in Ireland closed in 1996, and only since has the true horror of conditions in these institutions begun to emerge.

Director: Peter Mullan
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Frances Higson
Screenplay: Peter Mullan
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