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Poison (1991)

R
85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Three stories, each in a different genre, articulate Todd Haynes' idea of a queer cinema.
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Jean Genet (inspired by the novels of Jean Genet with quotations from "Miracle of the Rose", "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Thief's Journal") | Todd Haynes
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$ 250,000
Gross (USA)
$ 787,280
Gross (World)
$ 787,280
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Jan 1991 (United States)

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6.6 / 10 | 3,210 votes