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The Resource The Magdalene sisters, Miramax Films [and others] ; a film by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; written and directed by Peter Mullan, (DVD)

The Magdalene sisters, Miramax Films [and others] ; a film by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; written and directed by Peter Mullan, (DVD)

Label
The Magdalene sisters
Title
The Magdalene sisters
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films [and others] ; a film by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; written and directed by Peter Mullan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene Laundries, an institution for "fallen" women, where they will atone for their sins through a regimented life of work and prayer. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story
Related
Cataloging source
FGM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Nigel Willoughby ; editor, Colin Monie ; music composer, Craig Armstrong ; costume designer, Trisha Biggar ; production designer, Mark Leese ; special effects supervisor, Steve Breheney
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for violence/cruelty, nudity, sexual content and language
Language note
Closed-captioned. English and French soundtracks with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mullan, Peter
  • Higson, Frances
  • McEwan, Geraldine
  • Duff, Anne-Marie
  • Noone, Nora-Jane
  • Duffy, Dorothy
  • Walsh, Eileen
  • Murray, Mary
  • Smith, Britta
  • Healy, Frances
  • McGuinness, Eithne
  • Humphries, Stephen
  • Miramax Films
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magdalen Asylum (Ireland)
  • Church work with women
  • Reformatories for women
  • Women
  • Church work with unmarried mothers
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Women
  • Women
  • Convents
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
The Magdalene sisters, Miramax Films [and others] ; a film by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; written and directed by Peter Mullan, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); enhanced for 16x9 televisions; dual-layer format
  • Special features: documentary "Sex in a cold climate" (1997, 50 min.) / Testimony Films for Channel Four ; producer [and director], Steve Humphries ; narrator, Dervia Kirwan. Presents a disturbing portrait of Magdalen asylums, run by unfeeling and sometimes sadistic Catholic nuns in Ireland for over a hundred years. The purpose of the asylums, named after the repentant biblical prostitute Mary Magdalene, was to correct the supposed sexual deviance of young women. The criteria of deviance were so broad some Magdalenes didn't know why they had been put away. The film follows the stories of four women who were detained in Magdalen asylums between the 1940s and the 1960s
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
  • a296751
  • ocm54837839
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.)
Isbn
9780788850882
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936233094
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
33435
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Magdalene sisters, Miramax Films [and others] ; a film by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; written and directed by Peter Mullan, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
  • Widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); enhanced for 16x9 televisions; dual-layer format
  • Special features: documentary "Sex in a cold climate" (1997, 50 min.) / Testimony Films for Channel Four ; producer [and director], Steve Humphries ; narrator, Dervia Kirwan. Presents a disturbing portrait of Magdalen asylums, run by unfeeling and sometimes sadistic Catholic nuns in Ireland for over a hundred years. The purpose of the asylums, named after the repentant biblical prostitute Mary Magdalene, was to correct the supposed sexual deviance of young women. The criteria of deviance were so broad some Magdalenes didn't know why they had been put away. The film follows the stories of four women who were detained in Magdalen asylums between the 1940s and the 1960s
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
  • a296751
  • ocm54837839
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.)
Isbn
9780788850882
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936233094
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
33435
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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