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  • The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 film, written and directed by Peter Mullan, about four teenage Irish girls who were sent to Magdalene asylums in the 1960s. The asylums, also known as "Magdalene Laundries", were homes for women who were labelled as "fallen" by their families or society, and were maintained by individual religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Mullan has remarked that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene asylums had received no closure in the form of recognition, compensation, or apology, and many remained lifelong devout Catholics. Former Magdalene inmate Mary-Jo McDonagh told Mullan that the reality of the Magdalene asylums was much worse than depicted in the film. Though set in Ireland, it was shot entirely on location in the Dumfries and Galloway area in southwest Scotland. The film was critically acclaimed, and received the Golden Lion at the 2002 Venice Film Festival.

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  • When temptation breaks all the rules.
  • A temptress A lover An outcast A sinner.
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