Song for a Raggy Boy
In some ways a combination of ''Dead Poets Society'' and ''The Magdalene Sisters'', this movie takes a look at a Irish Catholic reformatory school. Set in 1939, a young teacher, fresh from the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, arrives to teach the boys. He is soon shown to be disdainful of the rules, teaching and treating the boys in his own way, which is starkly at odds with the harsh and brutal treatment meted out by the Catholic priests. If you've seen the two movies mentioned above you'll have a good idea of what to expect. The film is based on a true story.
95 minutes, No persons under 16 (Violence)
Drama, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren, Dudley Sutton, Alan Delvin, Stuart Graham, John Travers
|Screenplay||Patrick Galvin, Kevin Byron Murphy, Aisling Walsh|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Fantastic Films Ltd., Lolafilms S.A., Moviefan Scandinavia A/S, Subotica Entertainment Ltd., Zoma Films Ltd.|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarRay Bennett||12|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||10|
|BBC (UK)Matthew Leyland||10|
|The Times (UK)Ian Johns||5|
|Average .. 51%||10|
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