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Closet Land (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  6 March 1991 (USA)
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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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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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What makes a great movie?
2 January 2000 | by (Chippowa Falls, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Acting, of course! Think about it, Closet Land could easily have turned out so horribly - an entire movie filmed in one room with only two people, they better have some damned interesting things to chat about.

But it didn't turn out horribly. On the contrary, thanks to incredible portrayals by both Stowe and Rickman, Closet Land is a masterpiece in its own right.

That's not to say it is for everyone. Persons who have had their attention spans decreased through glitzy sex scenes and random gun fire may have trouble digesting Closet Land. However, those who can appreciate good story telling without explosions should give it a look (no matter how many video stores you have to call to find someone who has it in stock).


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