Roman Polanski's film drama based on the hit play by Ariel Dorfman. Paulina Escobar is the housewife to a prominent lawyer in an unnamed South American country just out of a dictatorship. One day a storm forces her husband to ride home with a neighbour. That chance encounter brings up demons from her past, as she is convinced that the neighbour (Dr Miranda) was part of the old fascist regime that tortured and raped her while she was 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.
- Roman Polanski
- Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova, Jonathan Vega, Rodolphe Vega, Gilberto Cortés, Jorge Cruz, Carlos Moreno
- 103 min
- UK, USA, France