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. Written by
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The film was made and released about five years after its source novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood
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In the days of evil and anarchy you had freedom to, now you are granted freedom from. Don't underrate it.
Written by Les Rita Mitsouko
Performed by Les Rita Mitsouko
Published by Additions Virgin Musique
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