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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.

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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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Taglines:

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:

Closet Land 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

Gross USA:

$259,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

This story was inspired by the experiences Veronica De Negri, a Chilean activist jailed and tortured under Pinochet during the 1970's. See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: You would do well to depersonalize what follows.
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"It's the suspense, not the pain, that will drive you mad".
31 July 2002 | by gridoonSee 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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