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The Spider's Stratagem (1970)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so ...See moreAthos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web. Written by Jon Reeves See less
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Jorge Luis Borges (story "Tema del traidor y del héroe") (as J.L. Borges) | Bernardo Bertolucci | Eduardo de Gregorio | Marilù Parolini
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Updated Aug 25, 1970

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Sep 17, 1970 (United States)

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Giulio Brogi
Athos Magnani, father and son Athos Magnani, father and son   See fewer
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Alida Valli
Draifa Draifa   See fewer
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Pippo Campanini
Gaibazzi Gaibazzi   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,938 votes