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Directed by Paul Miller
Based on "Death and the Compass
by Jorge Luis Borges
Starring Nigel Hawthorne
Gabor Vernon
Harry Tierney
Ray Marioni
Helen Elliot
Harry Webster
Mike Bradsell
Release dates
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
33 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Spiderweb (1976) is a British short film directed by National Film and Television School graduate Paul Miller. It is a fairly faithful adaptation of “Death and the Compass”, a 1942 short story by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). The site of the action, an unnamed city in the original story, is given as “Borgesia” at the beginning of the film.

Spiderweb is available as an "Extra" on the DVD of Alex Cox's 1996 Death and the Compass, a later adaptation of the same short-story.

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