Film: Death and the Maiden

A 1994 film adaption of the 1990 play La muerte y la doncella written by Ariel Dorfman.

Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley, Death and the Maiden covers the events of one night, a decade after the revolution in an unnamed South American country. A lawyer brings a neighbor (Kingsley) home in a storm, where the housewife (Weaver) becomes convinced that the neighbor tortured her years ago. The trio deal with the accusations, old memories, and the conflict between revenge and the law over the course of the night.

While positively reviewed (still at 7.2/10 on IMDB) the movie performed poorly at the box office and received scant attention from award committees.

Has nothing to do with the webcomic of the same name.

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