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. Written by
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The picture's 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
A man is giving a speech denouncing women. He lists one of their sins as "test-tube babies" (on the soundtrack), but his mouth is clearly saying something else. See more
[to Aunt Lydia as she and Kate tie her up in the bathroom
If you're lucky they'll find you before Christmas. Remember I didn't kill you.
[taps Aunt Lydia's blindfold
I like your panties.
Referenced in The Staircase
Written by Otto Sieben
Published by Sonoton/Associated Production Music
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