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The Kiss of the Spider Woman Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary

Chapter 4 continues with Molina recounting for Valentin the movie's plot. Leni gets involved with a French resistance spy ring to find out information from her German boyfriend.

When the two men discuss portions of the movie, Valentin points out that constantly escaping reality through movies can become a vice. He suggests that reading and studying, as he does, helps him transcend the cell he lives in, rather than escaping through fiction. Molina continues relaying the movie. Leni overhears her German officer on the phone giving orders to execute someone. She is shocked by this, and it makes her more inclined to help the resistance.

Just as she is about to give over the information, a telegram arrives inviting her to Berlin to make a film. A government official is standing right there, so her attempt to pass along the information is thwarted. Here, Manuel Puig, the author...

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