Kiss of the Spider Woman Movie Review 1985

Information and Film Reviews for Kiss of the Spider Woman the Movie

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From the novel by Manuel Puig, an acclaimed drama concerning two cell mates in a South American prison, one a revolutionary, the other a homosexual. Literate, haunting, powerful.


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Available on VHS
Running time 119 minutes.
Originally from Brazilian.

Cast and Crew

B/W & Color Combos, Gays, Men in Prison
Leonard Schrader
William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jose Lewgoy, Milton Goncalves, Nuno Leal Maia, Denise Dumont, Antonio Petrim, Miriam Pires, Fernando Torres
Rodolfo Sanchez
Hector Babenco
John Neschling, Wally Badarou
David Weisman


Oscars 1985: Actor (Hurt); British Acad. 1985: Actor (Hurt); Cannes 1985: Actor (Hurt); Ind. Spirit 1986: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics 1985: Actor (Hurt); Natl. Bd. of Review 1985: Actor (Hurt), Actor (Julia).

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