- Original title
- Running time
- 98 min.
Patrick McGrath (Novel: Patrick McGrath)
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.
: Festiva of Cinema Fantasy of Sitges: Best Director
: Festival Toronto: Best Movie canadiense
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award Best Actor (Fiennes)
: 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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