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Plot, Details & Awards

Spider

(2003)

Rated R for sexuality, brief violence and language.

R In Theaters 02/28/2003 , 98min.
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Plot & Details

Ralph Fiennes plays a grown man haunted by his childhood in David Cronenberg's stylized psychological drama Spider. Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider (Fiennes) takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of the film remembering scenes from his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father (Gabriel Byrne) was having an affair on his mother (Miranda Richardson). The psychological terror builds to a climax that challenges how much the viewer can believe Spider's recollections of the event. Bradley Hall plays Spider as a boy, and Richardson portrays many different women who come into contact with Spider. Spider was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Miranda Richardson Nominated

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Tony Currie Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Don White Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Director David Cronenberg Won
2002 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Denise Cronenberg Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Christian Cooke Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Goro Koyama Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Andy Malcolm Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Art Direction/Production Design Arvinder Grewal Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Patrick McGrath Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Glen Gauthier Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing David Evans Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Orest Sushko Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Wayne Griffin Nominated
2002 Genie Awards Best Art Direction/Production Design Andrew Sanders Nominated

Telluride Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Telluride Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Canadian Film Won
2003 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Miranda Richardson Won

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