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Spider

6.6
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Original title
Spider
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
Canada Canada
Director
Screenwriter
Patrick McGrath (Novel: Patrick McGrath)
Music
Howard Shore
Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky
Cast
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Producer
Sony Pictures Classics / Capitol Films / Artist Independent Network / Grosvenor Park. Producer: David Cronenberg
Genre
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.
Awards
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)
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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