R | | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
The film shows the asylum experimenting with washing machines. The widespread adaptation of the household appliance would become a significant factor to the asylums' economic viability being fatally undermined and led to their ultimate closure.
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.
Special thanks to ... all at the Glasgow Film Office.
€64,807 (Italy) (1 September 2002)
$4,890,878 (USA) (23 November 2003)