Death and the Maiden Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Death and the Maiden the Movie

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Former political prisoner and torture victim (Weaver) turns the tables on the man she believes was her tormentor 15 years before. Pressing her civil rights lawyer husband (Wilson) into duty as defense attorney, she becomes prosecutor, judge, and jury. The accused (Kingsley) learns the dangers of picking up stranded motorists, as he is bound, gagged, and roughed up by the now empowered and vengeful Paulina. Tense, claustrophobic political thriller features a talented ensemble both on screen and behind the scenes. From the Ariel Dorfman play.


Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, Phone: (818)407-9100, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Evil Doctors, South America, Hostage!, Politics, Rape, Adapted from a Play, Revenge, Law & Lawyers
Rafael Yglesias, Ariel Dorfman
Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson
Tonino Delli Colli
Roman Polanski
Wojciech Kilar
Thom Mount, Josh Kramer, Sharon Harel, Jane Barclay, Capitol Films, England Channel 4 London, Flach Films, Fine Line Features

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