The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.

  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1990-02-15
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 210 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Cinecom Entertainment Group
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Volker Schlöndorff
star 6.1/10
From 210 Ratings


In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

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  • Natasha Richardson

    as Kate
  • Faye Dunaway

    as Serena Joy
  • Aidan Quinn

    as Nick
  • Elizabeth McGovern

    as Moira
  • Victoria Tennant

    as Aunt Lydia
  • Robert Duvall

    as Commander
  • Blanche Baker

    as Ofglen
  • Traci Lind

    as Ofwarren / Janine
  • Zoey Wilson

    as Aunt Helena
  • Kathryn Doby

    as Aunt Elizabeth
  • Reiner Schöne

    as Luke
  • Lucia Hartpeng

    as Cora
  • Karma Ibsen Riley

    as Aunt Sara
  • Lucile McIntyre

    as Rita
  • Gary Bullock

    as Officer on Bus
  • Allison Holmes

    as June
  • J. Michael Hunter

    as Preacher
  • Robert D. Raiford

    as Dick
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Atwood Costume Design
Editing David Ray Editor
Production Daniel Wilson Producer
Directing Volker Schlöndorff Director
Writing Harold Pinter Screenplay
Camera Igor Luther Director of Photography
Sound Ryuichi Sakamoto Original Music Composer
Writing Margaret Atwood Novel
Production Eberhard Junkersdorf Co-Producer
Production Gale Goldberg Associate Producer
Production Wolfgang Glattes Executive Producer
Production Alex Gartner Associate Producer
Production Pat Golden Casting
Art Thomas A. Walsh Production Design
Art Jan Pascale Set Decoration
Art Gregory Melton Art Direction
Crew Steve Kelso Stunt Coordinator
Crew Richard E. Butler Stunts