Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

Director Hector Babenco

Writer Manuel Puig (based on the novel by), Leonard Schrader

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 1985

Actors William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy

IMDB : 7.4 (10,732 votes)


Description Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a trans individual, is found guilty of immoral behavior and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.


  • Aaron Wall 2017-01-18 04:39:12
    William Hurt recibe el Oscar por mejor actor en 1986.
  • Matthew Melaragno 2016-09-10 14:05:01
    It is too bad Hollywood wont make a movie like this again . A story with in a story
  • Paul Koenig 2016-07-24 22:26:10
    I want to see this!!!
  • Cara Mullen 2016-07-02 01:20:49
    Some performances just astound.
  • latinoheatariel 2014-03-17 02:35:19
    great picture  great actors   hurt Julia braga
  • SUGAR XYLER 2013-10-26 15:03:07
  • Lodewijk Gonggrijp 2013-08-24 17:58:52
    This is a truly heartbreaking film which everyone should watch.
  • Cyanide Sunshine 2013-06-21 10:19:54
    This is the ONLY movie that can get me to cry properly. Titanic? No. A Walk to Remember? No. Kiss of the Spider woman? Tears.
  • tiburcio9999 2013-01-08 05:26:06
    just saw the movie.. and i dont know.. i think is a good movie. but just that.. and i mean, its my opinion. I dont see this movie on the level of movies that i really love like "CINEMA PARADISO". The movie is like 2 hours the first Hour i think William Hurt acting was very stereotypical and i wasnt "buying" his character. But in the second hour of the movie he looks more "credible". But thats all. Its a ok movie, but it was not as good as i heard.
  • Ed Abratowski 2012-09-21 07:38:02
    I just saw the play for the first time in San Francisco this eve. So sad.
  • seattlerevolution89 2012-08-28 19:26:07
    Porque William Hurt estuvo simplemente soberbio en esta película.
  • Timothy Meador 2011-10-14 20:21:06
    @olivieonardo.....1984 is different from 1985.
  • ThousandCharms 2011-10-14 02:46:49
    I just finished reading the book today for school and fell in love with it. I had no idea there was movie. Imagine how excited I was when i say it on netflix XD
  • FantasmitaIgnoto 2011-10-14 00:40:21
    There is something in this film that I never forget: When they make love.
  • joaquing93 2011-09-03 21:19:51
    ayer termine de leer el libroo!! esta buenisimo pero muy gay en algunas partes jajaja
  • f g 2011-08-25 22:08:12
    @olivleonardo i haven't seen Amadeus, so I guess I'm just as biased :) I'll have to watch it then!
  • Uzzy K 2011-03-28 21:41:14
    I think the police may have felt Molina was gonna jeopardise the whole 'mission' as such. by pairing up with valentins crew, the police attacked on the basis that they believed he had identified the actual group they were after all along. he gets shot by the rebels because they obviously know he is a threat to them either way - clearer? the whole point of valentins morphine enticed dreams is to give him the sanctity he knows he shall never get in life as long as he is in prison, so his dreams a
  • Incog Neato 2011-01-10 00:36:58
  • LuizCambridge 2010-11-25 15:51:54
    A Brazilian-American movie, filmed entirely in Sao Paulo (Brazil), starred by Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, the American actor William Hurt, and Raul Julia ( Puerto Rican actor). An wonderful movie!
  • Rick Dynes 2010-10-18 19:13:42
    Here William Hurt secures himself at the top of the art of film acting. Couldn't be a more particular character and yet he embodies all humanity. I have never seen as fascinating a theatrical style film performance which is perfect, perfectly true and poetically true. No performance more brave,vulnerable, or beautiful. A perfect miracle.

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