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Death and the Maiden (1994)

Death and the Maiden
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Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver
Paulina Escobar
Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley
Dr. Roberto Miranda
Stuart Wilson Stuart Wilson
Gerardo Escobar
Krystia Mova Krystia Mova
Dr. Miranda's Wife
Jonathan Vega Jonathan Vega
Dr. Miranda's Son
Rodolphe Vega Rodolphe Vega
Dr. Miranda's Son
Gilberto Cortés Gilberto Cortés
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Jorge Cruz Jorge Cruz
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Ariel Dorfman Ariel Dorfman
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Rafael Yglesias Rafael Yglesias
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7 years, 7 months ago at Mar 18 0:19
Paulina is the wife of a prominent lawyer in an unnamed South American country. She is deeply scarred by her horrific torture at the hands of the authoritarian regime that has been recently overthrown. Her tormentor was never caught or punished. When her husband comes home with a man, a doctor, Paulina is sure that he is her torturer and rapist. But how can she be sure if her blindfold never came ... read more

A very good movie

1 year, 2 months ago at Aug 17 11:40
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Recently, I actually discovered a list on Indiewire ranking all the movies directed by Roman Polanski and I was really surprised that this movie was so low on their list (Indeed, it was on the 4th lowest spot only behind ‘What?’, ‘Pirates’ and ‘Oliver Twist’).  Well, I did... read more
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Paulina Escobar is the housewife to a prominent lawyer in an unnamed third World country. 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.
Release date: 27 January 1995
UPC: 794043635120
Tags: Drama (8), Thriller (8), Mystery (7), Revenge (6), South America (5), Torture (5), Paranoia (4), Kidnapping (2), Confession (2), 1990s (2), Politics (2), 1994 (2), Sex (2), War Crimes (2), Prisoner (2), Political (2), Trial (1), Rape Confession (1), Crime (1), False Accusation (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 2 months ago

A very good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Recently, I actually discovered a list on Indiewire ranking all the movies directed by Roman Polanski and I was really surprised that this movie was so low on their list (Indeed, it was on the 4th lowest spot only behind ‘What?’, ‘Pirates’ and ‘Oliver Twist’).  Well, I didn’t share their opinion, that’s for sure, and even though it might not be one of the best movies delivered by the Polish master, I thought it was probably one of his most underrated features. Indeed, even though the set-up was pretty basic, I thought it was just really spellbinding to watch. As usual with this director, the border between right or wrong, good and evil, was really blurred and y” read more

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""Paulina Escobar (Weaver) is a housewife married to a prominent lawyer in an unnamed South American country. One day a storm forces her husband Gerardo (Wilson) to ride home with a charming stranger. She is convinced that the stranger, Dr. Miranda (Kingsley), was part of the old fascist regime and that he tortured and raped her for weeks while she was blindfolded. Paulina takes him captive to determine the truth. Despite attempts by both her husband and Miranda to convince her that he is innocen"


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