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 "handmaids" of the film and source novels' "The Handmaid's Tale" title refer to the name for the only women who can bear children in the story's dystopian society. See more
The Guardians and Angels on the scaffolding in the background of the "particicution" scene. See more
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Shall We Gather At The River
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