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The Magdalene Sisters

Directed by Peter Mullan
United Kingdom, 2002


In Ireland, young girls were imprisoned in the Magdalene Asylums to work in the laundries where they could atone for their sins. Into this setting, and with women’s liberation sweeping the globe, four “fallen women” are deposited by the Catholic Church.

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The Magdalene Sisters Directed by Peter Mullan

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Golden Lion

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Discovery Award

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