Kiss of the Spider Woman

United States, 1985

Film
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Set in a Latin American prison during a military dictatorship, this film explores the relationship that develops between two cellmates: a left wing journalist (Raul Julia) and a homosexual window dresser (William Hurt). To entertain his cellmate during the monotony and horror of prison life, the latter recreates stories from his favourite 1940’s movies. Based on the novel by Manuel Puig, the film features William Hurt’s Oscar winning performance.

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Credits

director

Hector Babenco

producer

David Weisman

production company

HB Filmes

Sugarloaf

Duration

01:59:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1985

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