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
Branded: Sold: Controlled
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Did You Know?
There are several Durham landmarks in North Carolina featured in the film. They include: Duke University Chapel, where the Salvaging / Particicution was filmed; the streets near Brightleaf Square and West Village, where roadblocks and checkpoints were built; The American Tobacco Campus (ATC), where the Handmaids first meet Aunt Lydia; and the Lucky Strike Chimney in the background of the ATC. See more
The amount of yarn held by Offred for Major's wife. See more
[very quietly mouthing
What's your name?
Moira. What's yours?
I Don't Know Enought About You
Written by Peggy Lee
and Dave Barbour
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
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