Death And The Maiden
From Roman Polanski, the brilliant director of Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and Frantic, comes another masterpiece, Death and the Maiden.
Based on Ariel Dorfman's Broadway play, Death and the Maiden takes place in an unnamed South American country, recently transformed from dictatorship to democracy. The setting revolves around an isolated house occupied by Paulina (Sigourney Weaver) and Gerardo (Stuart Wilson) Escobar. Gerardo has a high position in the newly formed government. Paulina, his wife, is the survivor of severe torture by the secret police of the old fascist regime, some 17 years before. So disturbed by the experience, Paulina has become paranoid. She eats dinner in a closet and grabs a gun when an unfamiliar car approaches.
On one rainy night, Gerardo, having been stranded by a flat tire, is brought home by a good samaritan, Dr.
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