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Holy Spider

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called "Spider Killer", who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.
At night, a serial killer in Mashhad is on the prowl, luring victims into his web. The dead are women, prostitutes. While the police ignore the crimes, Rahim, a journalist from Teheran, wanders the dark neighbourhoods of the holy city in search of the truth. Holy Spider is based on a true story, with the title of the film referring to the serial killer's nickname. In 2001, Saeed Hanaei killed sixteen prostitutes in the city of Mashhad, deeming them "impure". His trial created a lot of buzz in Iran, not only because of the horror of what happened, but also because some media and conservative elements made him out to be a hero.
Original title
Holy Spider
English title
Holy Spider
Year
2022
Language
PER
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
116 min
Genre
Age rating
15+
Release date CZ
10. 11. 2022
Release date SK
10. 11. 2022

Festivals
National
Be2can
International
Cannes

Now in cinemas

Kino Pilotů
Praha
26. 11. 2022 - 18:20
Cinema City Aupark
Bratislava
26. 11. 2022 - 19:10
Bio Řevnice
Řevnice
26. 11. 2022 - 20:00
Cinema City Slovanský dům
Praha
26. 11. 2022 - 21:10
Cinema City Aupark
Bratislava
27. 11. 2022 - 19:10
Cinema City Slovanský dům
Praha
27. 11. 2022 - 21:10
Cinema City Aupark
Bratislava
28. 11. 2022 - 19:10
Kino Pilotů
Praha
28. 11. 2022 - 21:00
Cinema City Slovanský dům
Praha
28. 11. 2022 - 21:10
Cinema City Aupark
Bratislava
29. 11. 2022 - 19:10
Cinema City Slovanský dům
Praha
29. 11. 2022 - 21:10
Cinema City Aupark
Bratislava
30. 11. 2022 - 19:10
Kino Dukla
Jihlava
30. 11. 2022 - 19:30
Cinema City Slovanský dům
Praha
30. 11. 2022 - 21:10
Kino Pilotů
Praha
30. 11. 2022 - 21:15
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Awards

Cannes IFF
Best Actress
2022

Media reception

Screen International
"Audiences of tough crime drama will find themselves ensnared.”
Daily Telegraph
"It’s profoundly compelling, expertly made, and quite intentionally horrifying."

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