|The Handmaid's Tale 1990 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Cast: Natasha Richardson, Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern, Victoria Tennant, Blanche Baker, David Dukes, Traci Lind, Zoey Wilson, Kathryn Doby, Reiner Schone, Lucia Hartpeng, Karma Ibsen Riley, Lucile McIntyre
Based on Margaret Atwood's novel, this is a morality tale about the future in America when ecological disasters have left most of the women infertile. Those who are still fertile are kept in camps and are the "handmaidens" to the men who make up the wealthy, powerful elite. Kate (Natasha Richardson) is a handmaid who is forced to lie between infertile Serena Joy (Faye Dunaway) and her husband, the Commander (Robert Duvall), while he impregnates her. Following the ceremony, Serena Joy is angry, the Commander is unfulfilled, and Kate dreams of freedom for herself and her unborn child.
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