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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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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

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

Recording: Ninety-nine point ten percent of women who wear black underwear are closet whores.
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) See more »

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Hernando's Hideaway
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Richard Einhorn
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Two of the best performances I've ever seen
3 October 2000 | by beconradSee all my reviews

This movie continues to provide endless fascination with each new viewing. Alan Rickman has never been better than in this haunting and haunted role, and Madeline Stowe is excellent as well. The interplay of the two characters is like darkly beautiful ballet. In short, if you're looking for escapist fare, go elsewhere; if you want to be challenged and see the finest acting this side of great theater, this is your film.


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