Magdalene Sisters, The (2002) - Details

Magdalene Sisters, The

This is a hard hitting drama, set in the late 50s, early 60s, and based on real life events. It shows the harsh life of 4 young women in a convent. Each one of them rejected by society for 'sins' they have commited. The convent is run by corrupt and ruthless nuns, who exploit their labour for money and generally terrorize the women. This film is not for the faint hearted or anyone who feels strongly about justice. For there is none, for our heroines! Having first suffered at the hands of men, and society in general, they then end up at the mercy of the convent system. In those days that was the place where young unmarried mothers, victims of rape, and so called 'temptresses' would end up. There is a partially happy ending for two of them, as they make their escape, however the grim reality is that life for most of them in those days ended between the bleak walls of the convent. Compelling



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