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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originally quit the role of the Commander's wife, believing her character to be too weak, but a phone call from the book's author Margaret Atwood
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We pledge allegiance to the Bible. The Old Testament shall be our sole and only Constitution.
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Composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
(P) 1990 GNP Crescendo Records
© 1990 Ryuichi Sakamoto / Cinecom Entertainment Group Inc.
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