Magdalene Sisters (PAL Region 2)


Special Edition of the Film Festival favorite about 3 young girls in 1960`s Ireland who, due to their sins, are “sentenced” to work at a Laundry run by sadistic Catholic Nuns.

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Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, The Magdalene
is a moving story about the triumph of the human spirit over all.
Margaret (Anne-Marie Duff), Rose (Dorothy Duffy) and Bernadette (Nora-Jane Noone)
arrive together at the Magdalene Laundries, an institution for
‘fallen’ women, where they will atone for their sins through a
regimented life of work and prayer. Overseen by the monstrous Sister Bridget
(Geraldine McEwan), they soon learn that friendship and conversation is frowned
upon, as they are stripped of their liberty and dignity.

Yet within the confines of this regime, a loyal bond develops between feisty
Bernadette, headstrong Margaret and dreamy Rose, as they find moments of comfort
and even laughter, and a hope that surpasses their daily hardship. Based on the
true story of the thousands of women who passed through the gates of the
Magdalene Laudries and into a chapter of Ireland’s history that will never be

  • Import DVD
  • PAL Region 2
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
  • Director’s commentary
  • Two short films by Peter Mullan: ‘Fridge’ and ‘Close’
  • Cast auditions footage
  • Audio descriptive track
  • Trailer.

Screened at the 2003 Philadelphia Film Festival

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Weight 5 oz