R | | Drama
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
To push William Hurt to find his feminine side, and also to loosen up his body and make him more flexible and fluid, Hector Babenco had him work with choreographer Mara Borba, who was set to play the Spider Woman. Hurt would walk behind her down the street, watching and analyzing her movements. Borba helped him throughout shooting as well, especially when he had trouble finding the right lightness. At one point, she suggested he take a scarf down from the wall and use it "to make believe your head is like a full moon floating high above the clouds."
She's... well, she's something a little strange. That's what she noticed, that she's not a woman like all the others. She seems all wrapped up in herself. Lost in a world she carries deep inside her.
English, French, Portuguese, German
$55,962 28 July 1985
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