Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1985-07-26
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 111 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hector Babenco Filmes
  • Production Country: Brazil, United States of America
  • Director:
star 7.1/10
From 111 Ratings


Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, is found guilty of immoral behaviour 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.

Kiss of the Spider Woman Trailer

Kiss of the Spider Woman Photos

  • 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
Directing Hector Babenco Director
Editing Mauro Alice Editor
Writing Manuel Puig Novel
Writing Leonard Schrader Screenplay
Production Francisco Ramalho Jr. Executive Producer
Production David Weisman Producer
Sound Nando Cordeiro Original Music Composer
Sound John Neschling Original Music Composer
Camera Rodolfo Sánchez Director of Photography