UNRULY – Review by Nadine Whitney

Danish writer/director Malou Reymann’s Unruly is a devasting film based on a corrective asylum that was set up for women in 1923 (and remained open until 1961) the Sprogø Women’s Institute. Although it was seen as a progressive place to foster “defective girls” until they are ready to be reintroduced into public life, it was in fact used as a warning for young women to remain morally acceptable in Danish society or face the consequences.

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