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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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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

Interrogator: You would do well to depersonalize what follows.
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Everyone who likes freedom should experience this film
6 February 2001 | by wyrderSee all my reviews

"Closet Land" tells a powerful story and has many different subtle elements. You could read lots of stuff about the movie's plot before hand, but you don't really need to. All you need to know is that the movie is all about an interrogation. Along the way, we learn lots of things about the interrogator and the person being interrogated. We also learn that the world can be a dark and scary place. Especially when you have absolutely no control over it.

In the end, the movie amounts to a warning (really though, the movie has several different aspects to it) about what happens to people's freedoms when they "look the other way" and ignore injustices happening to those around them.

If you've got about an hour and a half and know where you can rent this, I strongly recommend that you do so.


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