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  • The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

    4.55/10

    R | 1h 49min | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • The Handmaid's Tale (1990) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • Blu-ray: May 01, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

The Handmaid's Tale (1990) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Muse Watson, J. Michael Hunter, Jim Grimshaw, Ed Grady, Gary Bullock

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff, Volker Schlöndorff

Synopsis: In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Tagline: A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.

Synopsis: Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime.

Tagline: A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.

Storyline: In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

  • The Handmaid's Tale (1990) Movie Details

  • Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Volker Schlöndorff
  • Writers: Margaret Atwood, Harold Pinter
  • Cast: Muse Watson, J. Michael Hunter, Jim Grimshaw, Ed Grady, Gary Bullock, Randell Haynes, Reiner Schöne, Faye Dunaway, Reiner Schöne, Natasha Richardson, Janell McLeod, Robert D. Raiford, Michael Tove, Robert Pentz, James Martin Jr., David Dukes, Traci Lind, Aidan Quinn, Blanche Baker, Doris Boggs, Rob McGowan, Annemarie Fenske, Linda Pierce, Nina Lynn Blanton, Elizabeth McGovern, Rhesa Reagan Stone, Zoey Wilson, Sara Seidman Vance, Robert Duvall, Kathryn Doby
  • Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Producers: Alex Gartner, Wolfgang Glattes, Gale Goldberg, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Daniel Wilson
  • Musicians: Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Cinematographers: Igor Luther
  • Editors: David Ray
  • Runtime: 109 min / 1h 49min
  • Year: 1990
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 2
  • Nominations: 0
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