Film: Death and the Maiden
A 1994 film adaption of the 1990 play 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.
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