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(2002)

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David Cronenberg received the screenplay from Patrick McGrath out of the blue, with a note attached saying that Ralph Fiennes was interested in playing the part of Spider. After about four pages, Cronenberg had decided that he wanted to do the film.
Samuel Beckett was one of the director's touchstones for the film. Photographs of the playwright were pinned around the sets, and Fiennes' hairstyle is even modeled after Beckett's.
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Director David Cronenberg deferred his own salary to make this film.
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#08, with "Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi")
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Spider's difficulty with his family history is a real psychological syndrome called the Capgras delusion. Persons afflicted with the syndrome are convinced that a person close to them has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor.

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