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Sinners (2002)

Set in the ultra conservative Ireland of the 60s, Catholic Theresa are in trouble in a country where women are punished if they become pregnant out of wedlock.

Director:

Aisling Walsh

Writer:

Lizzie Mickery
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Anne Marie / Theresa
Doireann Ní Chorragáin Doireann Ní Chorragáin ... Pregnant Young Girl 1
Siomha Murray Siomha Murray ... Pregnant Young Girl 3
Niamh McGrath Niamh McGrath ... Pregnant Young Girl 2
Ruth McCabe ... Rev. Mother Paul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Ardiff Karen Ardiff ... Nuala
John Boland John Boland ... Sergeant
Ruth Bradley ... Angela
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Eammon
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Father Flannery
Veronica Duffy Veronica Duffy ... Collette / Theresa's Aunt
Joni Fitzgerald Joni Fitzgerald ... Crying Girl
Bronagh Gallagher ... Kitty
Eileen Gibbons Eileen Gibbons ... Sister Frances
Deirdre Herbert Deirdre Herbert ... Sister Cecilia
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Storyline

Ireland 1963. The 17-year-old orphan girl Anne Marie becomes pregnant, raped by her cousin. She is housed in a monastery by her aunt and the pastor. She finds other young women in the Magdalena home, who have broken the strict rules of Catholic Ireland in a similar way. Immediately after her arrival, her identity is changed and her name is Theresa. Each woman suffers unspeakable cruelty and violence from the Mother Superior, despite her gentle-faced appearance and outwardly soft-spoken demeanour. Written by lament

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Official Sites:

BBC Northern Ireland

Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bűnösök See more »

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Laurel Films See more »
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18 April 2004 | by mark-pattisonSee all my reviews

Very unsettling subject. I wasn't aware that Ireland was a church run state until I saw Sinners (and subsequently read about The Magdalene Sisters). It reminds me of the Salem Witch Hunt, or McCarthyism or the Spanish Inquisition in that people were not allowed to think or believe whatever they chose. Imagine in modern times (these types of "homes" or "prisons" were finally closed for good in the mid-1990's!!) the state being able to control you for going against some antiquated church doctrine. It seems unthinkable. To my mind, living in a free and democratic country should mean you can believe what you choose and decide whether or not to allow a/your church to imprison you, beat you, take away your baby and then still keep you locked up. My mind reels that a modern society in the western world could allow this.


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