Closet Land stars Alan Rickman and Madeleine Stowe in a tightly structured drama set in a prison like chamber. An interrogator has been sent by his government to wring a confession from a children's book author accused of weaving antisocial messages into her books. Writer and director Radha Bharadwaj not only plumbs the totalitarian mind but also the roles of abuser and victim — powerful male and oppressed woman.