The Handmaid's tale

United States, 1989

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In the near future, the air and water is poisoned, the result is sterility. Only one out of a hundred women can still bear children and some women stopped, believing there would be no future. The solution; to create an army of ‘handmaids’, an involuntary, semi-religious order of women who exist solely to bear children for the rich, powerful ruling class. Kate (Natasha Richardson) becomes a victim of this cruel and backward world, where women are divided into three kinds, Handmaids, Wives or Prostitutes. A chilling look at a possible future. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Screenplay by Harold Pinter. Cast also includes Victoria Tennant, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth McGovern, Aidan Quinn and Robert Duvall.

Credits

director

Volker Schlondorff

producer

Daniel Wilson

production company

Cinecom Entertainment Group

Language

English

Duration

01:48:00:00

Colour

Colour

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