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R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, two very different men warily confront each other. Molina (William Hurt) is first seen wrapping his head in a towel, in the shape of a turban, while Valentin (Raul Julia), bearded and classically macho in appearance, watches with a mixture of fascination and revulsion. During the time spent together, the two men come to understand and respect each other.

Cast: William Hurt , Raul Julia , Sonia Braga , José Lewgoy , Nuno Leal Maia , Antonio Petrim , Denise Dumont , Milton Gonçalves

Director: Hector Babenco

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Kiss of the Spider Woman (RE) (1985)

Release Date: June 29th, 1985|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Don't be too quick to jump on Hurt with complaints of old-fashioned gay stereotyping. Only with a development well into the movie will the audience realize the layers he brought to Molina's role-playing. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Each man winds up owing the other -- and the enormity of the sacrifices they make on one another's behalf are quite moving and have not been duplicated in the movies since. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Tells one of those rare and entrancing stories where one thing seems to happen while another thing is really happening. show more

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