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Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

"Years have passed since political prisoner Paulina suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but still can recall with terrifying clarity. Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house she shares with her husband Gerardo, a human rights lawyer.

A stranger Paulina is convinced was her tormentor and must now be held to account."

Death and the Maiden was written in 1990 by award-winning Chilean novellist, playwright and human rights activist Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman.

Director Roman Polanski directed a film of the work in 1994, which starred Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and Stuart Wilson.