The Handmaid's Tale 1990

Year: 1990

Duration: 01:48:31

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Actors: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern

Language: English

Country: USA

Also known as: A História da Aia, Die Geschichte der Dienerin, O Declínio de uma Espécie, Povestea unei servitoare

Description: 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.



The Handmaid's Tale 1990