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
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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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