R | | Drama, Thriller
In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.
The director originally had Peter O'Toole, Ian Holm, and Anthony Hopkins in mind for the role of the Interrogator before Alan Rickman was cast.
Your aim is to humiliate and debase a human being, there is *no* justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences. That aim justifies the use of certain unorthodox means.
Victim: Your aim is to humiliate and debase a human being, ...
$121,635 (USA) (10 March 1991)
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