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The Magdalene Sisters (2003) 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… 2003-08-01 R PT119M Drama Anne-Marie Duff Dorothy Duffy Nora-Jane Noone Geraldine McEwan Eileen Walsh Miramax
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The Magdalene Sisters (2003)

MPAA Rating: R

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Details Limited Release: Aug 01, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 119 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Anne-Marie Duff, Dorothy Duffy and Nora-Jane Noone; Distributor: Miramax

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.

Originally posted Aug 15, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints