Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1985-07-26
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 277 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: HB Filmes
  • Production Country: Brazil, United States of America
  • Director: Héctor Babenco
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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 gay window-dresser who fills their lonely nights by spinning romantic fantasies drawn from memories of old movies.

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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 Molina's Mother
  • 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

    as Lieutenant
  • Wilson Grey

    as Flunky
  • Benjamin Cattan

    as Molina's friend
  • Nildo Parente

    as Leader of Resistance
  • Antônio Petrin

    as Clubfoot
  • Lineu Dias

    as Bank Cashier
  • Luis Roberto Galizia

    as Nurse
Directing Héctor Babenco Director
Writing Leonard Schrader Screenplay
Camera Rodolfo Sánchez Director of Photography
Sound John Neschling Original Music Composer
Production David Weisman Producer
Writing Manuel Puig Novel
Production Francisco Ramalho Jr. Executive Producer
Sound Nando Cordeiro Original Music Composer
Editing Mauro Alice Editor
Editing Helen Hahn Negative Cutter
Editing Dennis McNeill Color Timer
Editing Lee Percy Additional Editing
Production Rebecca Nicolaou Post Production Coordinator
Editing Rebecca Nicolaou Assistant Editor
Sound Susan Dudeck Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Allen Hartz Sound Editor
Sound Lorie O'Shatz Sound Editor
Sound Jeff Rosen Sound Editor
Sound Hugo Weng Sound Editor
Sound Val Kuklowsky ADR Editor
Sound Scott Ganary Foley Mixer
Sound Gary Gegan Foley Mixer
Sound Paul Coombe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Peter Waggoner Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mark Berger Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production John Paul Lussier Unit Production Manager
Art Robert Dawson Title Designer
Production Jane Holzer Associate Producer
Production Michael Maiello Associate Producer
Directing Amilcar Monteiro Claro Assistant Director
Directing Flávio R. Tambellini Assistant Director
Directing Alberto Gieco Script Supervisor
Art Clovis Bueno Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Patricio Bisso Costume Design
Art Felipe Crescenti Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Guilherme Pereira Makeup Artist
Crew Burt Lancaster Thanks