“Blessed be the fruit,” the accepted greeting among us. As long as you commit the societal evil with the others, you are loved in the beloved, accepted and doomed a submissive handmaid for usury of giving birth to a baby, then swiftly ripped from your own womb and inhumanely gifted to unappreciative upper class women who married to a commando, know nothing of life in the once-nunneries, now prisons for young and fertile women struck and shocked by cattle-prods regularly. A brave new world of the future, a science-fiction film derived from the book by the infamous Margaret Atwood, designed somewhat from the derivation of the style of Animal Farm, about a farm family dressed up as animals who rebel against the backwards and barbaric and outdated evil of a farmer man and his wife who survived by eating them. The feet of runners beat to a pulp, eaten alive takes on a whole new connotation though for the Atwood story here, an entre’ of the 40th Berlin International Film Festival as Director Volker Schlöndorff displays the men of this future who fail to produced viable, let alone even good-hearted offspring. These often end up on a field ripped apart limb by limb by limb by submissive handmaids. The handmaids donned of red chiffon represent egg donors who the rich women imprison and use as slaves for their own private good, Jezebel acts as prude guard over the poor, slave women. Cliques of conservative women all dressed in the same identical blue suit, only one out of all of the few supports her handmaid in a wealthy style as she accustomed. She treats her as well and better as she would like to be treated. She moves her into her home and gives her a beautiful room, and lavish and good food to eat. “I want to see as little of you as possible,” though the woman tells her. She looks down at her diamond knuckled hands and remembers where she once long ago saw (had been) Serena Joy. The man takes to her and begins to give her small gifts such as lotion and perfume ~ He wants to show her love instead of mere usury. He begins to teach the former librarian things ~ On the flip side, she advises him that she was quite happy to raise her own birth child on her own, before all of rebellious as opposed to a peaceful reformation which did not hurt or harm or cause pain to anyone ~ But these evil men caused instead fighting and rebellion, ripped families apart and stole land and the fortunes earned and allotted to others by the great spirit to get what they wanted. Of men who attempt to work things out between themselves just to take over the world and corrupt it even more, these also live lives of quiet desperation. But the woman as the analogy of the pop-fiction, fantasy science-fiction, who influenced the man to steal homes, and lands and children not hers for her to consume upon her own private self-consumption, as represented by the story, she is the most wicked of them all. The film with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, stars Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn and Elizabeth McGovern. The deep award-winning acting reveals the utopian work of a great written and filmed literary art which reveals sad treachery upon a poorly formed future world. Rated R.