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Drama Romance 20031h 34mOn: Not Available Tags: Based on Books Female Director Adaptation Country: Denmark 

Song For a Raggy Boy is a 2003 film directed by Aisling Walsh. It is based on the book of the same name by Patrick Galvin and is based on true events. The film is set in 1939, on the brink of World War II, in the St. Judes Reformatory School, a ruthless Irish school for boys. Gray, gloomy and ruled by the sadistic Brother John (Iain Glen), the school prefers punishment to rehabilitation. But new lay teacher William Franklin (Aidan Quinn), fresh from the frontline of the Spanish Civil War, fights to liberate the boys from their oppressors. Two young boys have key roles in the film. Patrick Delaney 743 (Chris Newman) arrives at the school aged 13 and a half. He, like all the boys, is allocated a number which the priests use. Franklin, however, always uses the boys' names. Delaney is an attractive boy and he receives the unwelcome attentions of a pedophile priest, Brother Mac (Marc Warren), who molests and rapes the boy in the school toilets. The boy tells of his ordeal to a visiting...Song For a Raggy Boy featuring Aidan Quinn and Iain Glen is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's a drama and romance movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (3,788 votes) and was well received by critics.

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#1303 Ranked in Based on Books Movies

#1878 Ranked in Female Director Movies

#5371 Ranked in Romance Movies

Song For a Raggy Boy has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (3,788 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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