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Death and the Maiden

Polanski, Roman
Genre: 
Paulina Escobar is a political activist whose husband is a prominent lawyer in an unnamed South American country just out of a dictatorship. One day a storm forces her husband to ride home with a neighbor. That chance encounter brings up demons from her past, as she is convinced that the neighbor (Dr. Miranda) was part of the old fascist regime that tortured and raped her, while blindfolded. Paulina takes him captive to determine the truth. Paulina is torn between her psychological repressions and somber memory, Gerardo is torn between his wife and the law, and Dr. Miranda is forced to endure captivity while husband and wife seek out the uncertain truth about the clouded past.

Death and the Maiden.

Shout Factory, 1994.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Ben Kingsley, Jonathan Vega, Krystia Mova, Sigourney Weaver, Stuart Wilson

Originally produced by Shout Factory in 1994.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Polanski, Roman, film director.; Kingsley, Ben, actor.; Vega, Jonathan, actor.; Mova, Krystia, actor.; Weaver, Sigourney, actor.; Wilson, Stuart, actor.

Shout Factory (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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