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Classic Irish Movie Collection Volume 2
3 Classic Irish Movies in 1 Boxset
DURING WORLD WAR 2 AT THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, BRENDAN TRAVELLED TO LIVERPOOL WITH A SUITCASE OF EXPLOSIVES. HOWEVER HIS BOMBING MISSION WAS UNFOILED WHEN HE WAS APPREHENDED AND SUBSEQUENTLY IMPRISONED. NOW FORCED TO DO TIME WITH THE ENEMY, BRENDAN FINDS HIS STAUNCH REPUBLICAN BELIEFS ARE PUT TO THE ULTIMATE TEST.
SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY
SET IN 1939, SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY TELLS THE POWERFUL STORY OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WILLIAM FRANKLIN IS APPOINTED BY PRINCIPAL OF ST JUDES REFORMATORY SCHOOL AS THE ONLY LAY TEACHER, AMONGST A STAFF OF CATHOLIC BROTHERS. FRANKINS TEACHING METHODS ARE DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO THOSE OF THE BROTHERS, WHO REVERT TO THE USAGE OF VERBAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE.
THE MAGDALENE SISTERS
BASED ON TRUE ACCOUNTS OF THE MAGDELENE LAUNDRIES IN IRELAND, WHICH EVENTUALLY CLOSED IN 1996 AFTER AN ESTIMATED 30,000 WOMEN HAD BEEN DETAINED, THE MAGDALENE SISTERS FOLLOWS THE STORY OF THREE OF THESE YOUNG WOMEN IN DUBLIN 1964.
MARGARET IS RAPED BY HER COUSIN AT A FAMILY WEDDING AND IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE SHAMED HER FAMILY. BERNADETTE RESIDENT OF A LOCAL ORPHANAGE IS UNAWARE THAT HER BLOSSOMING GOOD LOOKS ARE SET TO UNDERMINE HER FUTURE AND ROSE HAS JUST GIVEN BIRTH OUT OF WEDLOCK AND HAS HER SON FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM HER. ALL THREE ARE SENT TO THE MAGDALENE ASYLUM AGAINST THEIR WILLS.
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