Closet Land

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Closet Land is a 1991 independent film written and directed by Radha Bharadwaj. It stars Madeleine Stowe as a young author of children's books and Alan Rickman as a ruthless interrogator.

Quotes[edit]

Victim: Your aim is to humiliate and debase the human being. There is no justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences. This end justifies certain unorthodox means.

Victim: Your aim is to debase and humiliate a human being, there is *no* justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences. The end justifies the use of certain unorthodox means.
Victim: [repeats] Your aim is to debase and humiliate a being, there is no justification for cruelty.
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences.

[both continue to repeat their lines simultaneously]

Victim: ...There is *no* justification for cruelty, there is no justification for cruelty.

[shouts]

Victim: There is no justification!
Interrogator: Our aim is to rid society of negative influences... There is no justification for cruelty of any kind.

[stops, aghast, looks up]


Interrogator: You would do well to depersonalize what follows.

Recording: 99.10% of women who wear black underwear are closet whores.

Interrogator: We'll look into it.

Recording: Sign the confession, or suck my dick! Which ever you please, you tease!

Victim: You can break my body, but you can not break my mind!

Victim: [as Victim tries to stay awake] Pain will only strengthen my will. You can break my body, but you can't break my mind. Torture is the policy of tryants. Resistance is my only weapon.

Interrogator: Your best hope would be to de-personalize what follows and not to look upon me as a foe or yourself as a victim. Remember, we are both seekers of truth, and in this quest, I am your friend, philosopher, and guide.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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