Death and the Maiden Image

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Summary: 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.
Runtime: 103 min
Rating: Rated R for strong language including descriptions of violent situations.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Countries: USA, UK, France
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 3, 2003
Director Credit
Roman Polanski Director
Writer Credit
Ariel Dorfman Screenplay
Rafael Yglesias Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Ben Kingsley Dr. Roberto Miranda
Sigourney Weaver Paulina Escobar
Cast Credit
Carlos Moreno String Quartet Player
Eduardo Valenzuela String Quartet Player
Gilberto Cort├ęs String Quartet Player
Jonathan Vega Dr. Miranda's Son
Jorge Cruz String Quartet Player
Karen Strassman Elena Galvin
Krystia Mova Dr. Miranda's Wife
Rodolphe Vega Dr. Miranda's Son
Sergio Ortega Alvarado String Quartet Manager
Stuart Wilson Gerardo Escobar
Producer Credit
Ariel Dorfman Co-Producer
Bonnie Timmermann Co-Producer
Gladys Nederlander Associate Producer
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Josh Kramer Producer
Sharon Harel Executive Producer
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