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.
Branded: Sold: Controlled
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Did You Know?
The address of Commander Fred's (Robert Duvall's) house is "1810". The full address of the location is 1810 Cedar Street, Durham, North Carolina. It is more famously known as the Michael Peterson
murder house. Faye Dunaway
and Natasha Richardson
descend the real staircase of the crime scene at 54:33 in the film. See more
The Guardians and Angels on the scaffolding in the background of the "particicution" scene. See more
This place is a nuthouse.
Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
Written by Jimmie Hodges
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
Rights administered by MCA Music Publishing, a division of MCA, Inc.
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