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The Handmaid's Tale

Director: Volker Schlondorff

Genre: Science Fiction

Year: 1990

Running time: 109 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: MGM

Cast: Aidan Quinn, Allison Holmes, Anne-Marie Fenske

Following a coup, America is a country still at war with itself and ruled by a repressive Bible-inspired regime. Past pollution means only 1% of women can bear children, and female criminals found to be potential mothers are put into an institution run by 'Aunt Lydia' to be indoctrinated. One such is Kate, who then seduces Fred, a higher-up in the security forces, to attempt to procreate. Fred's wife Serena, is jealous and vicious, and the State's grip seems to be tightening. But Kate still has her own mind, and is finding that someother people are prepared to resist.


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