|William Hurt||Luis Molina|
|Raul Julia||Valentin Arregui|
|Sonia Braga||Leni Lamaison/Marta/Spider Woman|
|Nuno Leal Maia||Gabriel|
|Antonio Petrim||Clubfoot, Resistance fighter in movie fantasy|
|Denise Dumont||Michelle, Leni's best friend in movie fantasy|
|Milton Gonçalves||Secret Policeman|
In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, two very different men warily confront each other. Molina is first seen wrapping his head in a towel, in the shape of a turban, while Valentin, bearded and classically macho in appearance, watches with a mixture of fascination and revulsion. During the time spent together, the two men come to understand and respect each other.