Kiss of the Spider Woman | 1985

Drama, Adaptation
Two very different men are cell-mates in a Latin American prison: Luis Molina is a gay window-dresser jailed on a morals charge, while Valentin is a left-wing journalist accused of subversive revolutionary activities ...more
Director: Hector Babenco
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Molina

Actor

... Valentin

Actor

... Marta

Actor

... Warden

Actor

... Gabriel

Actor

... Clubfoot

Actor

... Michelle

Actor

... Secret Policeman

Actor

... Greta

Actor

... Werner

Actor

... Butler

Actor

... Mother

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Cina Filmas

Production Company

FilmDallas Pictures

Production Company

HB Filmes

Production Company

Island Pictures

Production Company

Movie Magic

Production Company

Studio Artes Visuais

Production Company

Synopsis

Two very different men are cell-mates in a Latin American prison: Luis Molina is a gay window-dresser jailed on a morals charge, while Valentin is a left-wing journalist accused of subversive revolutionary activities. To escape reality, Molina re-enacts a melodramatic film, impersonating its glamorous, but politically dubious heroine. Valentin's machismo and political convictions at first make him suspicious of Molina, but he gradually succumbs to his cell-mate's kindness, and the two men develop a bond of friendship and respect for their sexual and social differences.

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