Kiss of the Spider Woman
- Original title
O Beijo da Mulher Aranha (Kiss of the Spider Woman)
- Running time
- 119 min.
Leonard Schrader (Novel: Manuel Puig)
William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy, Milton Gonçalves, Miriam Pires, Nuno Leal Maia, Patricio Bisso, Fernando Torres, Herson Capri, Denise Dummont, Nildo Parente, Antônio Petrin, Wilson Grey, Miguel Falabella, Walter Breda, Luis Guilherme, Walmir Barros, Luiz Serra, Ana Maria Braga, Benjamin Cattan, Oswaldo Barreto, Sergio Bright, Claudio Curi, Lineu Dias, Joe Kantor, Luis Roberto Galizia, Pericles Campos, Eddy de Sousa, Walter Vicca, Ken Kaneko, Geogers Schlesinger, Carlos Fariello, Frederico Botelho, Sylvio Band, Paulo Ludmer
Co-production Brazil-United States; HB Filmes, FilmDallas Pictures
Drama | Prison Drama. Gay & Lesbian. Friendship
- Movie Groups
Manuel Puig Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.
: Oscar: Best Actor (William Hurt). 4 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 4 Nominations, including Best Picture
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (William Hurt)
: BAFTA: Best Actor (William Hurt)
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (William Hurt)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (William Hurt)
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor (William Hurt)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Special Distinction Award
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