The Magdalene Sisters (2002) Poster


Former Magdalene Asylum inmate Mary-Jo McDonagh told director and writer Peter Mullan that the reality of the Magdalene Asylums was much worse than depicted in the film.
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Peter Mullan has said that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene Asylums had no closure. They hadn't received any recognition, compensation, or apology. Many remained lifelong devout Catholics.
The film was inspired by the documentary Sex in a Cold Climate (1998) produced and directed by Steve Humphries.
Vanessa Redgrave was cast as Sister Bridget, but dropped out due to her mother Rachel Kempson's ill health.
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The film that the nuns and penitents watch is The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Crispina shouts "You're not a man of God!" 24 times.

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