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    Added on: 3/8/2003 13:46
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    Magdalene Sisters, The (UK)

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    A moving story about the triumph of the human spirit over all
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, The Magdalene Sisters 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 forgotten.

    Special Features:
    Director`s commentary
    Two short films by Peter Mullan: `Fridge` and `Close`
    Cast auditions footage
    Audio descriptive track

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Peter Mullan

    Written By:

    Eileen Walsh
    Dorothy Duffy
    Nora-Jane Noone
    Anne-Marie Duff
    Geraldine McEwan

    Casting By:
    Lenny Mullan

    Soundtrack By:
    Craig Armstrong

    Director of Photography:
    Nigel Willoughby

    Colin Monie

    Costume Designer:
    Trisha Biggar

    Production Designer:
    Mark Leese

    Alan J. Wands
    Paddy Higson
    Frances Higson

    Executive Producer:
    Paul Trijbits
    Ed Guiney

    Momentum Pictures

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