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Aro Recommended Magdalene Sisters, The


UK / Ireland 2002, 119 minutes
Dir. Peter Mullan
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Religion, Period 1960s.


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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