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Closet Land (1991)

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In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director:

Radha Bharadwaj

Writer:

Radha Bharadwaj
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Rickman ... Interrogator
Madeleine Stowe ... Victim
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Storyline

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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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for psychological torture | See all certifications »
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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tierra de armarios See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,635, 10 March 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Imagine Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film directed by Radha Bharadwaj. See more »

Quotes

Victim: [as Victim tries to stay awake] Pain will only strengthen my will. You can break my body, but you can't break my mind. Torture is the policy of tyrants. Resistance is my only weapon.
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Hernando's Hideaway
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Richard Einhorn
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eye opening
6 June 2004 | by severus_snapepmSee all my reviews

This film hits the heart with a reality like no other I have seen. It shows what us what we, in a democratic society, take for granted, and just what we are lucky enough not to be experiencing. The acting in the film is superb, sometimes you have to remind yourself that the movie is a dramatization, and not real life. Mr. Rickman does wonders with his role (as he does with all roles) making the interrogator fully dimensional and human. The set is incredible. It gives the feeling of 'in the round" theater. Which does not add or take away from the emotion of the action. This movie seeks to open the eyes of the viewer, and I'd say they have made a success of that goal.


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