Ive just sat & watched the Magdalene Sisters about the evil irish asylums/laundries, hard to beleive the last of these despicable places only closed on 1996!!!! Girls were sent there for being raped because it was their fault!!!! For getting pregnant Because of physical, sexual & mental abuse (within families as well as outside them) Jesus the poor buggars were sent there for next to nothing, where they were abused, physically, mentally & sexually, worked to exhaustion, fed poorly & their wages were kept by the convent/church! Some 30'00 women are known to have passed through these workhouses, many murdered & buried in unmarked graves, & to this day are still fighting for compensation! This film was set in 1964 not that long ago when you think about it!