EW Staff
April 25, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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

In the mid-1960s, a group of Irish Catholic women are interned at a convent/labor camp for their perceived sins of the flesh. Actor-director Peter Mullan’s fact-based drama caused controversy — and won awards — at 2002’s Toronto and Venice film festivals.

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