Closet Land

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Closet Land ★½ 1990 (R)

Severe, stylized political allegory aims high but fails to convincingly distill totalitarian repression into just two characters—a government inquisitor and his captive, a woman subjected to hideous mental and physical torture. Childmolesting emerges as an illadvised subtheme. A better video on the same subject: “Interrogation,” from Poland. 95m/C VHS . Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman; D: Radha Bharadwaj; W: Radha Bharadwaj; C: Bill Pope; M: Richard Einhorn.