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Kiss of the Spider Woman

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Directed by Héctor Babenco
Brazil, United States, 1985
Drama, LGBTQ+, 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.

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 WomanDirected byHéctor Babenco

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1985 | Winner: Best Actor
Academy Awards
1986 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
1986 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture
Independent Spirit Awards
1986 | Winner: Special Distinction Award

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