Spider (movie)

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Ralph Fiennes in Spider

Spider is a 2001 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It is based on the novel Spider by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay.

The film premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, and enjoyed significant awards-buzz before being dumped into a few theaters at the years' end by its distributor, Sony Pictures Classics. Nonetheless, the film enjoyed much acclaim by critics and especially by Cronenberg enthusiasts; indeed, the film garnered only one award - but an important one - at the Canadian Genie Awards: Best Director.

Spider is an exploration of the mind of a schizophrenic and the story is told through the eyes of a son whose father murdered his mother and replaced her with a prostitute. Gradually, it is revealed that memory and reality can be pliable, unstable concepts and that events might not have unfolded as first appeared.

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  • Running time: 98 Minutes

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Movies by David Cronenberg
Transfer | From the Drain | Stereo | Crimes of the Future | Shivers | Rabid | Fast Company | The Brood | Scanners | The Dead Zone | Videodrome | The Fly | Dead Ringers | Naked Lunch | M. Butterfly | Crash | eXistenZ | Spider
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