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Irish Exclusive: Watch! Philomena trailer

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Irish Exclusive: Watch! Philomena trailer

Check out Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in new movie, Philomena, out November 1, 2013.

Based on the book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, by Martin Sixsmith and directed by BAFTA winner Stephen Frears (The Queen), Philomena tells the true story of two unlikely friends and one woman's search for a lost son.

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena (Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. 

When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success.

Then she met Martin Sixsmith (Coogan), a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.

Philomena opens in cinemas nationwide on 1 November, 2013.

Watch the trailer by clicking the link below the photo.

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