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Thumbnail for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Basics Critics:79Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: DramaSub-Category: drama film, prison film, LGBT-related film, independent film, film adaptationRuntime: 124 minutesLanguage: English, FrenchCountry: United States, BrazilFilming location: São PauloDirector: Héctor BabencoScreenwriter: Leonard Schrader, Manuel PuigBased on: Kiss of the Spider WomanMusic: John NeschlingStars: William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy, Milton Gonçalves, Miriam Pires, Nuno Leal Maia, Fernando Torres, Patricio Bisso Producer: David WeismanAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (William Hurt)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Héctor Babenco)
Academy Award for Best Picture (David Weisman)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Leonard Schrader)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

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.

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