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The handmaid's tale

Author: Volker SchlöndorffHarold PinterDaniel WilsonNatasha RichardsonFaye DunawayAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]
Series: Avant-garde cinema.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in the near future, the handmaids of the title are women who can still bear children after the ravages of war caused wide-spread sterility. One of the handmaids, Kate, is caught trying to escape the Republic of Gilead and sent to the prison-like training center. She is sent from there to the home of the commander to bear his child, but revolutionary forces have other plans for her!
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Dystopian films
Drama
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Science fiction films
Named Person: Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Schlöndorff; Harold Pinter; Daniel Wilson; Natasha Richardson; Faye Dunaway; Aidan Quinn; Elizabeth McGovern; Victoria Tennant; Robert Duvall; Igor Luther; David Ray, (Film editor); Ryūichi Sakamoto; Margaret Atwood; Cinecom Entertainment Group.; Cinetudes Film Productions.; Odyssey Productions.; Cinecom International Films.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792851552 9780792851554
OCLC Number: 48787402
Language Note: In English with optional English, French and Spanish language subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1990.
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.
Credits: Director of photography, Igor Luther ; editor, David Ray ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Cast: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern, Victoria Tennant, Robert Duvall.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 49 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Avant-garde cinema.
Other Titles: Handmaid's tale (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Cinecom Entertainment Group presents a Daniel Wilson production in association with Cinetudes Film Productions and Odyssey/Cinecom International ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Daniel Wilson ; directed by Volker Schlondorff.

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Set in the near future, the handmaids of the title are women who can still bear children after the ravages of war caused wide-spread sterility. One of the handmaids, Kate, is caught trying to escape the Republic of Gilead and sent to the prison-like training center. She is sent from there to the home of the commander to bear his child, but revolutionary forces have other plans for her!

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