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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Faye Dunaway originally quit the role of the Commander's wife, believing her too weak, but a phone call from Margaret Atwood changed her mind. See more
As the limousine bringing the handmaid to the general's residence drives up to the checkpoint, there are no flags on the car (at around 1 min). When the car drives away from the checkpoint, there are flags on both sides of the car's hood. See more
You are the lucky ones. You are going to serve God and country. I pronounce you handmaids.
Save A Soul In Every Town
Written by Henry Priestman
Published by 10 Music Ltd.
Performed by The Christians
Courtesy of Island Records See more