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L'HISTOIRE OFFICIELLE

LA HISTORIA OFICIAL

Luis PUENZO

Country : Argentina

LE BAISER DE LA FEMME-ARAIGNÉE
In Competition - Feature Films

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Directed by : Hector BABENCO

Country : BRAZIL

Award for Best Actor , 1985

Synopsis

" Kiss of the Spider Woman " is the story of two radically different men thrown together in a Latin American prison cell. One is Valentin, a journalist being tortured for his political beliefs. The other is Molina, a window-dresser who fills their lonely nights by spinning romantic fantasies drawn from memories of old movies. As their animosity gradually turns to respect, the two prisoners become entangled in an ever-tightening web of betrayal and self-sacrifice.

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