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 hymns were sung by The Meredith College Chorale, and their lyrics were altered to match the dystopian theme of the film. Those featured include...
"Oh God, from whom all blessings flow. Hear us, your daughters, here below. Make us the vessels of the seed. Of those who come to us in need.
Remove our anger, cleanse our will. And leave us empty, to be filled.
Make us worthy to be filled."
~Shall We Gather at the River?~
"As we wander by the river. Cursed by sterility. Thanks, we give now, to the giver. Bless us with fertility.
Bless us. Bless us. Bless us. Bless us with fertility." 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
[very quietly mouthing
What's your name?
Moira. What's yours?
The Most Beautful Girl In The World
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. See more