R | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
The repressive theocratic regime that has taken over the U.S. in this movie (and its source novel) is called "The Republic of Gilead". Gilead is a place (or maybe several places) mentioned repeatedly in the Bible (first in Genesis 31:23), as a geographic location and the source of a figurative or literal "balm" (curative or healing substance). Based on those constant Bible references, there is a well-known spiritual, "There is a Balm in Gilead", that is in the hymnals of many Christian denominations, and in the book, Offred remembers the hymn, and makes a joke to herself about it ("There is a bomb in Gilead").
This place is a nuthouse.
In separate washroom stalls, Kate and Moira shake hands above the wall. We see Moira's hand go up, but when camera looks from Kate's side, her eyes look up before Moira's hand appears above the wall.
$738,578 11 March 1990