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The Magdalene Sisters Movie Review Summary

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THE MAGDALENE SISTERS is an irish movie written and directed by Peter Mullan in 2002. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival the same year.
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Margaret, Rose and Bernadette are brought on the same day to the Magdalene Sisters asylum. Margaret has been raped by one of his cousins, Rose had to abandon the child she had as she was unmarried, and Bernadette was attracting too much the attention of the boys at the orphanage.

Abandoned by their families, these girls will stay four years in this asylum without being allowed to speak and forced to wash dirty linen all day long.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   Unprepared for birthing/child rearing Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Irish Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class    -   story of group of friends

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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