The Prodigy, the Florence Pugh movie on Netflix, is it a true story?

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Florence Pugh came to Netflix with The Prodigy, a movie that is already a success, and is it based on a true story? Know the truth.

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Florence Pugh in recent times she has become one of the most important actresses in the film industry. This is because she, in her different roles, knew how to demonstrate her versatility and now she has not been her exception. Well, just a few days ago she premiered in Netflix The Prodigy, one of his most powerful and amazing films. In fact, the film was so impressive that it captivated thousands of people around the world.

However, it should be noted that beyond the incredible work he did Florence Pugh in The Prodigy, one of the things that most caught the attention of the fans was the plot. This is because the film tells a powerful story that generated a lot of intrigue. Among other things, to know if the Netflix production is based on a true story or is pure fiction. Although, first you have to tell who didn’t see it what this movie is about.

The official synopsis of The Prodigy points out: “1862, thirteen years after the Great Famine. English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) travels to the Midlands, Ireland, to help a devoted community and examine one of its members for a fortnight. Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy) is an eleven-year-old girl who claims that she has not eaten anything for four months and that she has only survived with “manna from heaven”. As Anna’s health deteriorates, Lib is determined to find the truth, challenging the faith of a people she would rather continue to believe.”.

Undoubtedly it is a surprising story and it is based on the book by Emma Donoghue, but the truth is that the entire plot is fictional. That does take certain aspects based on the phenomenon of fasting women. These people existed during the Victorian era when some women claimed that they could go long periods without eating and without suffering any consequences.

From what is known of their history, some stopped eating for religious reasons, but the reality is that these events were considered the first cases of anorexia, which was not a known disease at that time. And the Netflix tape does not go that far from these cases, but its plot and everything that it entails is merely fiction.

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