The Handmaid's Tale (1990) IMDb

The Handmaid's Tale

01:49:00 | Drama, Romance | IMDb rating: 5.9

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Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime.

Director(s): Volker Schlöndorff,

Writer(s): Margaret Atwood, Harold Pinter.
Producer(s): Alex Gartner. Wolfgang Glattes. Gale Goldberg. Eberhard Junkersdorf. Daniel Wilson.


Studio: Bioskop Film, Cinétudes Films, Cinecom Entertainment Group, Daniel Wilson Productions Inc., Master Partners, Bioskop Film.

Origin: USA

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