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3.5
501 Ratings

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Directed by Héctor Babenco
Brazil, 1985
Drama, Gay & Lesbian, History

Synopsis

The story of two radically different men thrown together in a Latin American prison cell. One is Valentin, a journalist being tortured for his political beliefs. The other is Molina, a window-dresser who fills their lonely nights by spinning romantic fantasies drawn from memories of old movies.

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Kiss of the Spider Woman
Directed by Héctor Babenco

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1985 | Winner: Best Actor

1985 | Competition

Academy Awards

1986 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1986 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

Independent Spirit Awards

1986 | Winner: Special Distinction Award

National Board of Review

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

1985 | Nominee: Top Ten Films

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