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The Secret Scripture (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.


Jim Sheridan


Sebastian Barry (based on the novel by), Jim Sheridan | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Theo James ... Father Gaunt
Aidan Turner ... Jack Conroy
Rooney Mara ... Rose
Vanessa Redgrave ... Lady Rose
Eric Bana ... Dr. Grene
Susan Lynch ... Nurse
Jack Reynor ... Michael McNulty
Adrian Dunbar ... Dr. Hart
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... McCabe
Laurence O'Fuarain ... Detective
Nika McGuigan ... Chrissie
Pauline McLynn ... Anne McCartney
Omar Sharif Jr. ... Daniel O'Brien
Elva Trill ... Pregnant Woman
Charlie Kelly ... Beau


Roseanne McNulty must vacate the soon-to-be demolished mental institution in Roscommon, Ireland that she's called home for over 50 years. The hospital's psychiatrist, Dr. William Grene, is called in to assess her condition. He finds himself intrigued by Roseanne's seemingly inscrutable rituals and tics, and her fierce attachment to her Bible, which she has over the decades transformed into a palimpsest of scripture, drawings, and cryptic diary entries. As Grene delves deeper into Roseanne's past, we see her as a young woman, whose charisma proves seductive. We learn that she moved to Sligo to work in her aunt's café, fell in love with a dashing fighter pilot, and that a local priest fell tragically in love with her. Written by AnonymousB

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Time doesn't forget. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tss See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1 Anamorphic
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Did You Know?


The name Joe Brady is the same name as Pierce Brosnan's character in the film "The Nephew" which he produced himself through Irish Dreamtime See more »


When Michael prepares to leave Rose and re-join the war, he dresses in his formal uniform and prepares to go. But he hasn't shaved, which is part of the look of the actor who plays him (Jack Reynor) and not "regulation" for the services during World War II. See more »


Lady Rose: I committed my memories to the Book of Rose, my secret scripture.
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Beautifully written
22 November 2017 | by lucydueceySee all my reviews

I came upon this movie by accident, I had never heard of this movie so I looked it up and read some of the reviews and a lot of them were excellent and some were not so good so I decided to watch it and give it a chance. This movie was so touching. I could totally see this happening back then when the story line had taking place. I cried at the end of the movie. It touched my heart. I would totally suggest you watch it.

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