The Handmaid’s Tale

NR, 109 minutes

Volker Schlöndorff’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic imagines a theocratic totalitarian America where women’s rights have been removed, save for “handmaids” who bear children for the ruling class. Harold Pinter disowned his screenplay of this fascinating misfire, with Ryuichi Sakamoto contributing a typically robust score. Featuring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, and Elizabeth McGovern. (1990, Volker Schlöndorff, 106 min, HD)


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