R | | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
3 October 2004 | MisterWhiplash
10 | One of the better films of the year; Bergman goes to Ireland, you could say...
The Magdalene Sisters is one of the better movies of the year. It holds within it such emotional girth, such a ...
Peter Mullan has said that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene Asylums had no closure. They hadn't received any recognition, compensation, or apology. Many remained lifelong devout Catholics.
Well, what is it you're wanting to show me? Come on, Kevin, what's the secret?
When Margaret's brother shows up to take his sister home, he not only knows his way around the facility, but knows exactly which room everyone is in, despite having never set foot in the place.
£88,315 (UK) (1 November 2002)
$4,890,878 (USA) (21 November 2003)