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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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$259,012 (USA)
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The director originally had Peter O'Toole, Ian Holm, and Anthony Hopkins in mind for the role of the Interrogator before Alan Rickman was cast. See more »

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Victim: Your aim is to humiliate and debase a human being, there is *no* justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences. That aim justifies the use of certain unorthodox means.
Victim: [repeats] Your aim is to humiliate and debase a human being, there is no justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences...
[both continue to repeat their lines simultaneously]
Victim: ...There is *no* justification for cruelty, there is no justification for cruelty.
[shouts]
Victim: There ...
[...]
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Everyone who likes freedom should experience this film
6 February 2001 | by (Missouri, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"Closet Land" tells a powerful story and has many different subtle elements. You could read lots of stuff about the movie's plot before hand, but you don't really need to. All you need to know is that the movie is all about an interrogation. Along the way, we learn lots of things about the interrogator and the person being interrogated. We also learn that the world can be a dark and scary place. Especially when you have absolutely no control over it.

In the end, the movie amounts to a warning (really though, the movie has several different aspects to it) about what happens to people's freedoms when they "look the other way" and ignore injustices happening to those around them.

If you've got about an hour and a half and know where you can rent this, I strongly recommend that you do so.


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