The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

The action takes place in the future, in the Republic of Gilead, where the authorities are military. The country's severe order and morals, the respect of the society are the only officers and their wives. In addition to the totalitarian organization of society, in the world of the future is a serious problem — infertility. Only every hundredth woman is able to procreate. To continue the officer's family, family take home a handmaid — a surrogate mother ordinary women able to bear children. Performing the duty, the maid must leave her child and go to the service to the new owners.

Seasons: 2 3 4
IMDb icon 8.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
reviews
Lolly Kathi
04 June 2017 | 01:26

"The handmaid's tale" from I was among the "samplers" (as I call series, which do not hope to enter in the composition of the permanent, usually one episode is enough for to understand that look no further is). Unexpectedly liked it. Very. It all the more surprising that the genre of "dystopia" does not one of those who fall on the soul. Specificity not the same. However, the "handmaid's Tale" touches.

Perfectly good drama (the script is written on the basis of a book by canadian writer Margaret Atwood). Worked world (in fact it is the world in one area which is rapidly and radically changed the social structure). Wonderful soundtrack, which keeps the nerve in crucial moments, enhancing their impact. Interesting costume design (a La the middle ages). A main — great game performer starring Elisabeth moss (fans of Mad men know this a talented actress with a distinctive, seemed to be taken from the past centuries, appearance).

The plot is based on the situation, which is not often played upon in the movie. In the result of biological experiments a genus of the human became sterile. But unlike other similar patterns, in"the handmaid's Tale" the situation as not so hopeless for the survival of the species — meet other young women who were able to conceive. Them about one percent. On the United States formed a Republic of Gilead, where there is a military coup, in which society begins to be based on a completely new basis: women lose all their rights, in particular the right to property. Able to conceive, define camp, where the redistribute in military families, which they should procreate. All this is covered by newly created rituals and traditions with a clear pseudo-religious overtones. Well, almost any misconduct of people waiting for the punishment, usually death. Only women who were able to conceive, punished relatively mildly — to not increased the reproductive function. The mentality of people has changed very quickly. Few remember that recently, the public structure was built completely way.

The main character — Offred (or Redowa — the name of the maids is how the possessive of the name of the owner) — one of the few women who have kept in memory past. It is very smart, strong-willed, a person who is forced to take on the role of a servant-concubine for the house of one of the officers. She forced to get along with the master's wife (Yvonne Strahovski), and a spy (Max Minghella), and his master (Joseph Fiennes), and with companions. She forced constantly to lie, to pretend, to survive. Have her lack of abilities and will slightly manipulate someone of others, to make their life easier, but her situation was too precarious and vulnerable any achievement in any moment turn into a disaster.

8 from 10

Sonia Rhu
15 April 2019 | 05:18

To be honest it I can not expected I so enjoy the show, sitting down for viewing almost three years ago, my mood was rather skeptical (movie at this novel I the already looked it didn't like). But very quickly, approximately 15 minutes of viewing, I realized see just a dystopia, but perhaps the best film (sorry, series) on this subject with the time of "children of men".

The film is the embodiment of all possible women's fears. Such become just material value, whose the task is only to give birth and not to grumble. The child will be taken away and will give a family of high-ranking geeks, and the mother never sees her child, she doesn't even have a name, instead a nickname for the names of the masters — FREEWA, Jonova and etc. the Slightest disobedience and you face a cruel punishment, maybe worse than death.

After childbirth, after a short time the servant goes another home. where should just give birth and listen in all.

The film is teeming with scary scenes, and fear are not only scenes of violence, executions, but and some relatively calm, for example when the characters speak casual tone about the tightening of the massacres, the death camps, for playing Golf.

In the series generally reveal negative personality of characters, they charismatic, cruel, but all them has its own backstory. They are not just a devil, this people deeply believe in that doing the will of God that they mission the ground.

The story is told in the show looks realistic enough — totalitarianism, religious fanaticism, the phenomenon is not fictional, they was in history is not time's warning all of us, all can be repeated.

I'm afraid I still a bit will start the spoilers, so I will finish on this. I think I have said enough to You can get an idea of that is this series. I recommend to all who looks not only vanilla.

Malory Maritsa
23 November 2017 | 07:53

"The handmaid's tale" — a screen adaptation of the dystopia Margaret Atwood, one of the most renowned writers of our time. A great book can be transferred to screen fewer losses, if not be limited to the typical for the feature-length format, two hours. Alas, already know that "the handmaid's Tale" is not escaped the fate of other successful series, it last second season, but here we will focus on a complete history, does not require any additional development of the plot, and fit into ten series.

"And Rachel saw that it brings children to Jacob, and Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob: let children and if not so I die. She said that my maid Bilhah; go in to her; and she will give birth on my knees, and I had children from her". In the novel describes a world in which the authorities come to the religious fundamentalists who have benefited from the crisis of childbirth. The viewer is not give the chance to look at all of the picture of the new political reality by introducing in the swing of things gradually and very carefully. In brave new world as a servant called of women able to conceive. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, so all of social life revolves around this new class. However, maids are obviously not entree the number of privileged persons. The core of the new aristocracy — commander standing at the head of the traditional family. Wives of commanders of the barren, so it is credited with girls that have decent chances for motherhood. In a rigid caste system each has a role to play: in addition to maids in respectable houses there is Martha, engaged in farming, and, for example, aunts train the handmaids in special centres. Bondage fertile girls, lost in his mass of hope normal life is perceived as particularly painful in contrast episodes of the recent past of the main character. Redowa (owned by Fred) two or three years previously was given to her birth name of June, was married to care of a Negro and raised a daughter, but as many others have missed the coup. Even if you are not interested in politics, there's a good chance that the policy sooner or later will be interested in you. The border was closed, the daughter selected her husband, presumably, shot like an dog prudish hypocrites suit from ordinary rape some wildly psychedelic ritual, called the Ceremony.

I must admit that a thoughtful setting of the creators of the series don't limited. A distinctive feature of the first episode — desire the ability of the Director to communicate with the audience at the help of visual images. It is surprising as a purely producer project is almost always focused on the dialogue and stylistically all major serials like each other as two drops of water, from they simply do not have your face. "The handmaid's tale" — beautiful and encouraging exception to the rules. Another interesting feature — there are three temporal narrative plans. Main, obviously, affects the moment, you have a history of the struggle of a servant with the existing order, in another describes her life just before the coup, and third — the first week after the arrival to power of the fundamentalists. Of course, one cannot ignore inventive script. In it raises are important for modern world problems, although it is difficult to get rid of the feeling that you are trying to sell the feminist anti-clerical pamphlet. Let provocative in the ethical attitude of the episodes are missing, but not adversely affect pace fascinating story that avoids handouts that Stokes the audience's interest in the next series. In other words, we do not just the TV product, but something like a Manifesto, and claims for the right to be called a work of art. The intrigue is ever-present, in each series a new details to better understand the structure of the state and situation in the different categories of people. Time lines gradually converge, revealing the history of the formation of Gilead in all its terrifying beauty.

Paradoxically, the fact: "the handmaid's Tale" — movie smart, but does not demanding audience. Maybe it's the that history is a fascinating. It very well put, and the picture is sometimes just amazing. In addition, I would like to celebrate Anne Dowd, who performed the role of aunt Lydia. One hundred percent hit in the image! Experts have praised Elisabeth moss, but her retarded antics — pleasure lover. The only thing that can really push away potential viewers from watching one of the best series on television — this is an obvious speculative of the whole structure, built on deliberately simplified black and white morality and crazy exaggerations.

faq
What is the genre of The Handmaid's Tale?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Drama.
Who starred in The Handmaid's Tale?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, Amanda Brugel, Joseph Fiennes.
What is The Handmaid's Tale IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.5.
When was The Handmaid's Tale released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-04-26.