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Running time
98 min.
Canada Canada
Patrick McGrath (Novel: Patrick McGrath)
Howard Shore
Peter Suschitzky
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Sony Pictures Classics / Capitol Films / Artist Independent Network / Grosvenor Park. Producer: David Cronenberg
Drama | Psychological Drama. 1960s
Synopsis / Plot
Dennis Clegg is in his thirties and lives in a halfway house for the mentally ill in London. Dennis, nicknamed "Spider" by his mother has been institutionalized with acute schizophrenia for some 20 years. He has never truly recovered, however, and as the story progresses we vicariously experience his increasingly fragile grip on reality.
2002: Festiva of Cinema Fantasy of Sitges: Best Director
2002: Festival Toronto: Best Movie canadiense
2002: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award Best Actor (Fiennes)
2002: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2003: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nom. for Best Supp. Actress (Richardson)
Critics' reviews
  • A psychological thriller that got important awards and received good reviews, especially by Cronenberg fans. However, it was released in only a few theaters at the year's end by distributor Sony Pictures Classics.
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