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The Magdalene Sisters

Author: Peter MullanFrances HigsonEd GuineyPaul TrijbitsNigel WilloughbyAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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A group of four young Irish women are forced to enter into a "Magdalen laundry", a Catholic reformatory where they are physically, psychologically, and sexually abused.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mullan; Frances Higson; Ed Guiney; Paul Trijbits; Nigel Willoughby; Geraldine McEwan; Anne-Marie Duff; Nora-Jane Noone; Dorothy Duffy, (Actress); Eileen Walsh; Mary Murray; Britta Smith; Craig Armstrong; Stephen Humphries; Miramax Films.; Scottish Screen (Organization); Film Council (Great Britain); Bord Scannán na hÉireann.; Momentum Pictures.; PFP Films.; Temple Films.; Testimony Films.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788850881 9780788850882
OCLC Number: 54069513
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional English (SDH), French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
"Inspired by the documentary 'Sex in a cold climate'"
Special features: "Sex in a cold climate" original documentary (1997; 50 min.) / Testimony Films for Channel Four ; producer [and director], Steve Humphries ; narrator, Dervia Kirwan.
Credits: Co-producer, Alan J. (Willy) Wands ; production designer, Mark Leese ; film editor, Colin Monie ; original music composed, conducted and arranged by Craig Armstrong ; costume designer, Trisha Biggar ; sound recordist, Colin Nicolson ; special effects supervisor, Steve Breheney.
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness, Phyllis McMahon, Rebecca Walsh, Eamonn Owens, Chris Simpson, Sean Colgan, Daniel Costello.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for violence/cruelty, nudity, sexual content and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Contents: Margaret --
Bernadette --
Rose --
Prayer, cleanliness and hard work --
The first night --
"No talking" --
No Home --
A holy telephone --
Removing temptation --
Between right and wrong --
Demeaning games --
Falling ill --
"I wanted to die" --
A glimpse of the outside --
Keeping a promise --
"Not a man of God" --
A liberating Christmas --
All they care about --
"We have to go".
Other Titles: Sex in a cold climate.
Magdalene Sisters (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Miramax Films ; Scottish Screen, the Film Council and the Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na InÉlreann) presents in association with Momentum Pictures a PFP Films production in association with Temple Films ; a film by Peter Mullan ; written and directed by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; executive producers, Ed Guiney & Paul Trijbits ; director of photography, Nigel Willoughby.

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A group of four young Irish women are forced to enter into a "Magdalen laundry", a Catholic reformatory where they are physically, psychologically, and sexually abused.

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