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.
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Did You Know?
The opening prologue states: "Once upon a time in the recent future, a country went wrong. The country was called The Republic of Gilead". This wordage is also quoted in the movie's main trailer. See more
The amount of yarn held by Offred for Major's wife. See more
What they get you for?
We tried to cross the border. You?
Gender Treachery. I like girls.
My God! They could've sent you to the colonies for that.
They don't send you to the colonies if your ovaries are still jumping.
Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion
Overture/Snow/Prison Camp/On the Bus/Old Hundredth (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow)
Composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
(P) 1990 GNP Crescendo Records
© 1990 Ryuichi Sakamoto / Cinecom Entertainment Group Inc.
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