Kiss of the Spider Woman

Critics Consensus

Kiss of the Spider Woman weaves an alluring exploration of sexual and societal norms that's further elevated by strong work from William Hurt and Raul Julia.

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Two cellmates in a South American prison--one, a gay man serving time for molesting a young boy and the other a political activist--learn to live with each other despite their differences and over the course of time find a mutual respect.

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Cast

William Hurt
as Lois Molina
Raul Julia
as Valentin Arregui
Sonia Braga
as Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman
Nildo Parente
as Leader of Resistance
Miguel Falabella
as Lieutenant
Luis Serra
as Prison Doctor
Benjamin Cattan
as Molina's Friend
Oswaldo Barreto
as Molina's Friend
Sergio Bright
as Molina's Friend
Claudio Curi
as Molina's Friend
Lineu Dias
as Bank Cashier
Pericles Campos
as Prison Guard
Edmilson Santos
as Prison Guard
Walter Vicca
as Prison Guard
Kenichi Kaneko
as Prison Guard
Georges Schlesinger
as Jewish Smuggler
Carlos Fariello
as Jewish Smuggler
Frederico Botelho
as Jewish Smuggler
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