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Release Date: August 15th, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2004

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
In 1964, three teenage Irish girls are sent to a Magdalene asylum, an archaic home for "fallen women," though their crimes aren't criminal. Rose (Dorothy Duffy) is pregnant out of wedlock, Bernadette (Nora-Jane Noone) has been caught flirting with a boy at school, and Margaret (Anne-Marie Duff) is sentenced for having been raped by a family member. There, the girls perform hard labor supervised by cruel nuns, led by the sneering Sister Bridget (Geraldine McEwan) -- and dream of escape.

Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy

Director: Peter Mullan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Council, Momentum Pictures, Scottish Screen

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: School, Escape, 1960s, Growing up

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Nominated Screenplay (Original)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2002)