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Closet Land (1991)

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A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only ... See full summary »

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A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only the two actors. The movie is set in an unidentified, modern police state. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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No one can harm you in your imagination.

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Rated R for psychological torture | See all certifications »
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6 March 1991 (USA)  »

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Tierra de armarios  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$259,012 (USA)
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This story was inspired by the experiences Veronica De Negri, a Chilean activist jailed and tortured under Pinochet during the 1970's. See more »

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Victim: What made you this way? Is it what they did to you? Or is it some hidden sickness, an inner decay?
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Hernando's Hideaway
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Richard Einhorn
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Political? Sci-Fi? Superb any way you look at it.
15 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Placed somewhere in the midst of ‘1984' and ‘Twilight Zone' this film may be about abuse of power, it may be about government control, it may be about overactive imaginations.

One certainty is after watching ‘Closet Land' you will ask yourself a few questions. A second viewing will raise even more.

Many will be turned off at the notion of a film with only 2 speaking parts (David Mamet's brilliant Oleanna comes immediately to mind), but this is not a film for mainstream tastes. Chances are, if you would like it, you probably have seen it.

Powerful premise, powerful performances, powerful film.


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