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
A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.
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While working on the film, Duvall became so fascinated with evangelism that it inspired him to write "The Apostle". See more
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You are the lucky ones. You are going to serve God and country. I pronounce you handmaids.
Little Girl Blue
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. See more