Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Director and co-screenwriter Aisling Walsh's drama Song for a Raggy Boy details the hypocrisy of a Catholic school. Aidan Quinn portrays William Franklin, the only civilian teacher at a Catholic Boy's School. He develops a rapport with the more troublesome students, but makes an enemy in Brother John (Iain Glen) after attempting to lessen John's vicious disciplinary tactics. One subplot involves a student named Delaney (Chris Newman) who admits he was sexually molested by one of the teachers in the school, Brother Mac (Marc Warren). … More
as William Franklin
as Brother John
as Brother Mac
as Brother Tom
as Father Damian
as Brother Whelan
as Liam Mercier 636
as Patrick Delaney 743
as Gerard Peters 458
as Downey 913
as O Reilly 58
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Critic Reviews for Song for a Raggy Boy
The filmmakers undermine their point with a simplistic script that refuses to allow shades of grey in what should be a complex, disturbing story.
If this had been fictional, I probably would have been harsher on the story, but since it's a true story, what would have been a weakness can be perceived as a strength
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