Jump to content
Hondo's Bar

The Magdelene Sisters

Recommended Posts

Saw this at my local indie cinema. It is a true story about Catholic women in Ireland (I think 1930's or so but can't really remember) who if considered impure, e.g. childbirth before marriage, getting themselves raped, were sent to a sort of prison run by nuns, made to do slave labour and generally demeaned.


Very depressing movie but amazingly acted. It follows round 4 main women but is a story of the whole Magdelene institution. It features the most horrific haircut scene ever (more blood than hair!) and is shocking to believe something like this really happened. In many ways it is a triumphant movie with the women trying their best to escape, but it is also a deeply sad movie with women being seperated from their babies just after childbirth and sent to the prison until their families wished fro them back.


If you thought Sister Act was an accurate portrayal of nuns I wouldn't recommend this, it'll scar you forever. Not sure if it'll get a wide release but keep a look out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...