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
A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.
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Did You Know?
Star Faye Dunaway
originally quit the role of the Commander's wife, believing her character to be too weak, but a phone call from source novelist Margaret Atwood
changed her mind. See more
The clock chimes 10 as Offred enters the Commander's office for the last time, but the clock seen on the wall behind her in the next few shots shows several minutes past 10 and in a close-up has gone back a few minutes. 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.
Shall We Gather At The River
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