Kiss of the Spider Woman  

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

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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.

Director: Hector Babenco
Writer: Leonard Schrader

Release Date: 1985-07-26
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Production Company : Hector Babenco Filmes
Production Countries: Brazil, United States of America
Release Date: 1985-07-26
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0

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William Hurt
as Luis Molina
Raúl Juliá
as Valentin Arregui
Sônia Braga
as Leni Lamaison / Marta
José Lewgoy
as Warden
Miriam Pires
as mãe
Milton Gonçalves
as Pedro
Patricio Bisso
as Greta
Nuno Leal Maia
as Gabriel
Denise Dumont
as Michele
Herson Capri
as Werner
Fernando Torres
as Americo
Ana Maria Braga
as Lidia
Walter Breda
as Agent
Miguel Falabella


Directing Hector Babenco Director
Writing Manuel Puig Novel
Writing Leonard Schrader Screenplay
Production Francisco Ramalho Jr. Executive Producer
Production David Weisman Producer
Sound Nando Cordeiro Original Music Composer
Sound John Neschling Original Music Composer
Camera Rodolfo Sánchez Director of Photography
Editing Mauro Alice Editor

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  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (Portuguese: O Beijo da Mulher-Aranha) is a 1985 Brazilian-American drama film directed by Argentine-born Brazilian director Héctor Babenco, and adapted by Leonard Schrader from the Manuel Puig novel of the same name. William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy, and Milton Gonçalves star in the leading roles.

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