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FULL SYNOPSIS

Ralph Fiennes plays a grown man haunted by his childhood in David Cronenberg's stylized psychological drama Spider. Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider (Fiennes) takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of the film remembering scenes from his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father (Gabriel Byrne) was having an affair on his mother (Miranda Richardson). The psychological terror builds to a climax that challenges how much the viewer can believe Spider's recollections of the event. Bradley Hall plays Spider as a boy, and Richardson portrays many different women who come into contact with Spider. Spider was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:February 28, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Andrew Sanders Best Art Direction/Production Design 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Andy Malcolm Best Sound Editing 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Orest Sushko Best Sound 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Tony Currie Best Sound Editing 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards David Cronenberg Best Director 2002 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Miranda Richardson Best Supporting Actress 2003 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Miranda Richardson Best Supporting Actress 2003 Nominee
Genie Awards Patrick McGrath Best Adapted Screenplay 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Arvinder Grewal Best Art Direction/Production Design 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Denise Cronenberg Best Costume Design 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Glen Gauthier Best Sound 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Goro Koyama Best Sound Editing 2002 Nominee

Cast

Ralph Fiennes
as Spider
Miranda Richardson
as Mrs. Wilkinson
Miranda Richardson
as Mrs. Cleg
Miranda Richardson
as Yvonne
Gabriel Byrne
as Bill Cleg
Lynn Redgrave
as Mrs. Wilkinson
John Neville
as Terrence
Gary Reineke
as Freddy
Philip Craig
as John

Crew

David Cronenberg
Director
David Cronenberg
Producer
Catherine Bailey
Producer
Samuel Hadida
Producer
Patrick McGrath
Screenwriter
Patrick McGrath
Book Author
Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer
Howard Shore
Composer (Music Score)
Ronald Sanders
Editor
Andrew Sanders
Production Designer
Arvinder Grewal
Art Director
Maria Aitken
Associate Producer
Victor Hadida
Executive Producer
Simon Franks
Executive Producer
Luc Roeg
Executive Producer
Sharon Harel
Executive Producer
Martin F. Katz
Executive Producer
Hannah Leader
Executive Producer
Jane Barclay
Executive Producer
Charles Finch
Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa
Executive Producer
Denise Cronenberg
Costume Designer
Glen Gauthier
Sound/Sound Designer
Orest Sushko
Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Gasparovic
First Assistant Director
Suzanne Smith
Casting
Tony Currie
Sound Editor
Goro Koyama
Sound Editor
Andy Malcolm
Sound Editor
Guy Tannahill
Line Producer
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