R | | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
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.
Special thanks to ... all at the Glasgow Film Office.
€64,807 (Italy) (1 September 2002)
$4,890,878 (USA) (23 November 2003)