The Magdalene Sisters

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

In a place that defied belief their only hope was each other.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2002-09-12
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 182 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Film Council
  • Production Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
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Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.

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  • Anne-Marie Duff

    as Margaret
  • Nora-Jane Noone

    as Bernadette
  • Dorothy Duffy

    as Rose
  • Geraldine McEwan

    as Sister Bridget
  • Eileen Walsh

    as Crispina
  • Mary Murray

    as Una
  • Eamonn Owens

    as Eamonn
  • Britta Smith

    as Katy
  • Peter Mullan

    as Mr O'Connor
  • Eithne McGuinness

    as Sister Clementine
  • Frances Healy

    as Sister Jude
  • Phyllis MacMahon

    as Sister Augusta
  • Chris Patrick-Simpson

    as Brendan
  • Daniel Costello

    as Father Fitzroy
  • Rebecca Walsh

    as Josephine
  • Sean Colgan

    as Seamus
  • Stephen McCole

    as Young Man in Car
Directing Peter Mullan Director
Writing Peter Mullan Screenplay
Production Frances Higson Producer
Production Ed Guiney Executive Producer
Sound Craig Armstrong Original Music Composer
Camera Nigel Willoughby Director of Photography