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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Did You Know?
The address of Commander Fred's House is "1810". The full address of the actual location is 1810 Cedar Street in Durham North Carolina; more famously known as the Michael Peterson murder house. Faye Dunaway and Natasha Richardson descend the real staircase of the crime scene at 54:33 in the film. See more
When Aunt Lydia introduces herself to the prospective Handmaids, a slow-moving freight train is rolling through the background. This train disappears when she snaps her fingers. See more
[to Aunt Lydia as she and Kate tie her up in the bathroom
If you're lucky they'll find you before Christmas. Remember I didn't kill you.
[taps Aunt Lydia's blindfold
I like your panties.
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Written by Otto Sieben
Published by Sonoton/Associated Production Music
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