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Closet Land (1991)

 -  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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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 debase and humiliate a human being, there is *no* justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences. The end justifies the use of certain unorthodox means.
Victim: [repeats] Your aim is to debase and humiliate 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 is...
[...]
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Hernando's Hideaway
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Richard Einhorn
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"It's the suspense, not the pain, that will drive you mad".
31 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This two-character drama is extremely well-acted and has a valid message and some TRULY shocking moments (shocking not because they are graphic, but because you're not prepared for them when they come). But eventually it does become oppressive, just like the somewhat similar "A Pure Formality" did. Still, Alan Rickman should have gotten an Oscar nomination for his multi-dimensional performance, no doubt about it. (**1/2)


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