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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ralph Fiennes
Miranda Richardson
Gabriel Byrne
Lynne Redgrave
Directors
David Cronenberg
Screenwriters
David Cronenberg
Patrick McGrath
Running Time
98 minutes

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Plot
After 20 years in a hospital for the mentally ill suffering from schizophrenia, Dennis ‘Spider’ Cleg is released to live in a boarding house for recovering mental patients on the outskirts of London. Returning to his childhood haunts, Spider starts to relive the events that led to his madness.


Verdict
An un-cinematic film from an un-cinematic novel, Spider is a highly skilled piece of filmmaking that seems determined to leave its audience frustrated and unsatisfied.


Reviewed by Nick Dawson

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