Evelyn (2002)

Director
Bruce Beresford

Main cast
Pierce Brosnan; Sophie Vavasseur; Aidan Quinn; Julianna Margulies; Stephen Rea

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages.


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