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
Branded: Sold: Controlled
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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 in North Carolina, USA. It is more famously known as the Michael Peterson
murder house. Actresses Faye Dunaway
and Natasha Richardson
descend the real staircase of the crime scene at 54:33 in the film. See more
The clock chimes 10 as Offred enters the Commander's office for the last time, but the clock seen on the wall behind her in the next few shots shows several minutes past 10 and in a close-up has gone back a few minutes. See more
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Shall We Gather At The River
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