Yup, a great film, very very moving, and some very disturning imagery, the Catholic church for the longest time ruled Ireland with an iron fist, and in some sections still does. The older folks are very afraid of the church.
Very good stuff, and some great performances
09-08-03, 09:47 AM
Hm, I've been meanign to see this for a while. Maybe it's time I stop resting on my laurels.
09-10-03, 02:28 PM
The DC Film Society screening of this film with director Peter Mullan in attendence, Mr. Mullan remarkably revealed that of all the characters, the most true to life characters was the overly sadistic Sister Bridget, based on an actual nun he knew.
09-10-03, 08:34 PM
It's not showing anywhere in my area, so I plan on buying the R2 DVD pretty soon. :)
09-13-03, 03:41 AM
i also saw it a couple days ago, still showing in the bay area:) rather disturbing and dark, but a good movie.
even more disturbing that its not total fiction and such things can happen in supposedly civil western countries:( and so damn recently!
12-24-04, 02:11 AM
Holy crap, that was a depressing movie. It's disgusting what has been done in the name of the Church over the years and the abuse of power by certain individuals and groups.
Anyhow - Peter Mullan put together a fine movie. Top notch performances all around.
12-24-04, 08:58 AM
12-24-04, 11:37 AM
Not to get off base too much, but it portrayed the seedy side of the church that needs to be exposed after too many a year of corruption.
Good flick. Depressing as hell and you fealt for the girls predicament.
12-24-04, 02:59 PM
I didn't see it because my "other" won't watch it with me. She read the book and it was so sad she doesn't want to go through that again. And, we watch together so ----. This doesn't happen a lot so it really got to her.