Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

Song for a Raggy Boy
Song for a Raggy Boy
Genre
Year2003
CountryRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland, United KingdomUnited Kingdom, DenmarkDenmark, SpainSpain
Premiere
USA19.09.2003
DVD07.04.2005
Storyline
In 1939 William Franklin, an anti-Franco veteran of the bloody Spanish Civil War, arrives as first-ever lay teacher in a strict Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School for wayward boys. He soon learns the academic challenge is formidable, many boys being still illiterate, but gradually earns their trust, respect, in time almost devotion, with 'paternal' kindness, making the layman the opposite of the cruel prefect, brother John, who frequently administers painful and humiliating punishments, even the gentle, old superior Father Damian has no authority against his disciplinary mandate from the grim bishop Conlon. Slowly even class rebel Liam Mercier is turned around, trough his gift for literature. After Franklin dares stop the sadist's penny-weighted strap severely striking 'sinful scum' for a futility, the whole dorm is treated to an icy night outdoors, arms outstretched wearing only shorts. Brother Mac's mind may mean to educate well, his flesh is too weak for celibacy, so the ...

Mark:
You will be the first

Director

Aisling Walsh
Aisling Walsh

Actors

Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
William Franklin
Iain Glen
Iain Glen
Brother John
Marc Warren
Marc Warren
Brother Mac
John Travers
John Travers
Liam Mercier 636
Chris Newman
Chris Newman
Patrick Delaney 743
Andrew Simpson
Andrew Simpson
Gerard Peters 458
Dudley Sutton
Dudley Sutton
Brother Tom

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