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The Magdalene Sisters (2002) Poster

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Former Magdalen 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 remarked that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene Asylums had no closure. They had not received any recognition, compensation, or apology, and many remained lifelong devout Catholics.
The film was "inspired by the documentary Sex in a Cold Climate (1998) produced and directed by Steve Humphries."
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The film that the nuns and penitents watch is The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
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Vanessa Redgrave dropped out due to her mother's ill health and was replaced by Geraldine McEwan.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Crispina shouts "You're not a man of God!" 27 times.
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