Aroview: Devastatingly sober and straight-forward account of three young women who in 1965 were incarcerated in an Irish Roman Catholic centre for 'fallen' women.
Based on fact, this depicts their ordeal under a hypocritical (and at times perverse) regime of nuns, who seek to save their souls by getting them to endlessly wash laundry - a highly profitable form of 'slave-labour' for the Church itself.
Rather controversial on release, this commands respect from its bitter tone despite regular heavy-handedness, pulling through on a handful of compelling performances.
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4 stars (Very Good) Shocking account of the treatment by the Catholic Church of 'wayward' young women sent to live under the strict supervision of sadistic nuns, and sentenced to indefintie unpaid work in the Magdalene laundries. Unbelievable, gut-wrenching true story.~GenXGirl