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Todd Haynes

Poison

Edition 1991
88' - 1991 - Drama, Horror, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Todd Haynes Composer: James Bennett With: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman

Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the black and white "Horror," a scientist isolates the elixir of human sexuality, drinks it, and becomes a festering, contagious murderer; a female colleague who loves him tries to help, to her peril. In "Homo," a prisoner in Fontenal prison is drawn to an inmate whom he knew some years before, at Baton juvenile institute, and whose humiliations he witnessed.

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Credits

Director

Todd Haynes

Composer

James Bennett

With

Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman

Scenario

Todd Haynes

Director of Photography

Maryse Alberti, Barry Ellsworth

Editor

James Lyons, Todd Haynes

Producer

Christine Vachon

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Jean Genet

Year

1991

Filmography

Todd Haynes
The Suicide (short, 1978), Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (short, 1985), Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (short, 1987), Poison (1991), Dottie Gets Spanked (1993), Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Far From Heaven (2002), I'm Not There (2007), Six by Sondheim (segment, 2013), Carol (2015), Wonderstruck (2017), Dark Waters (2019), The Velvet Underground (2019), May December (2023)

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