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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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Directed by

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Radha Bharadwaj

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Radha Bharadwaj ... (written by)

Produced by

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Brian Grazer ... executive producer
Ron Howard ... executive producer
Karen Koch ... line producer
Janet Meyers ... producer

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Richard Einhorn

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Bill Pope

Film Editing by

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Lisa Zeno Churgin

Editorial Department

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Sheila MacDowell ... assistant editor
William Marrinson ... assistant editor
David Orr ... color timer

Production Design by

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Eiko Ishioka

Art Direction by

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Kenneth Hardy

Costume Design by

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Eiko Ishioka

Makeup Department

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Frances Mathias ... hair stylist: Mr. Rickman / hair stylist: Ms. Stowe / makeup artist: Mr. Rickman / makeup artist: Ms. Stowe

Production Management

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Michael Nelson ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom ... second assistant director (as Tracy Rosenthal)

Art Department

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Chris Forster ... construction coordinator
Eugene Freiburger ... carpenter
Gordon Germaine ... on-set dresser
Gary B. Matteson ... set designer
David Russell ... storyboard artist
Scott Tabor ... carpenter
Ron Woods ... property master
Chela Fiorini ... art department production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Berger ... Supervising Re-Recording Mixer
Francesca Dodd ... Assistant to Sound Supervisor
Patrick Dodd ... sound supervisor
Malcolm Fife ... assistant foley engineer
Samuel H. Hinckley ... assistant sound editor (as Sam Hinkley)
Stephen Kearney ... apprentice sound editor (as Steven Kearney)
Mark Levinson ... adr editor (as Mark A. Levinson)
Douglas Murray ... sound designer
Margie O'Malley ... foley walker
Richard Quinn ... apprentice sound editor
Michael Semanick ... Re-Recording Mixer
Eric Thompson ... foley engineer
Douglas Murray ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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George M. Chappell ... electrian
David C. Dean ... electrician
Kevin Erb ... key rigging grip
Kurt Grossi ... best boy grip

Animation Department

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David B. Fain ... animator (as David Fain)
Sheila M. Sofian ... animator

Music Department

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Philip Glass ... creative musical supervision
Cliff Kohlweck ... music editor (as Clifford Kohlweck)
Michael Riesman ... conductor

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Chris Hilsabeck ... production assistant
Jeff Knipp ... production coordinator
Jon Turtle ... financier
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines No one can harm you in your imagination. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tierra de armarios (Spain)
  • クローゼット・ランド (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Страна в шкафу (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $121,635, 10 Mar 1991

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Hard Way/Closet Land/New Jack City/Shipwrecked/Ju Dou (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Hernando's Hideaway 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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