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Film Fest Gent - Tras el Cristal
Archived: Tras el Cristal - In a Glass Cage (1986)

director: Agustí Villaronga

composer: Javier Navarrete
With: Günter Meisner, David Sust, Marisa Paredes, a.o.

duration: 110 minutes
Drama, Horror


'In a Glass Cage' proves that film can still shock the viewer. An ex-concentration camp doctor, Klaus, has not changed his brutal ways after the war. When he is blackmailed with images of his most recent rape and murder of a young boy, he throws himself out of a window. His suicide attempt fails but collapses his lungs during the fall and is now permanently confined to an iron lung. His blackmailer, and former victim Angelo, shows up later and offers his services as Klaus' nurse. To force Klaus to be confronted with his horrors, Angelo takes over his role of sadomasochistic torturer, bringing boys to the iron lung to rape, experiment on, torture and ultimately kill.


director: Agustí Villaronga
composer: Javier Navarrete
producer: Teresa Enrich
screenplay: Agustí Villaronga
Editor: Raúl Román
Cinematography: Jaume Peracaula

production company: T.E.M. Productores S.A.

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Spain
year: 1986


AGUSTÍ VILLARONGA: Anta mujer (1976, short), Laberint (1980, short), Al Mayurka (1980, short), Tras el Cristal (1986), El Niño de la Luna (1989), Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain (1992), Cycle Simenon (1995, TV series), Cròniques de la veritat oculta (1997, TV series), 99.9 (1997), El mar (2000), Gracia exquisita (2000, short), Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002), Mylène Farmer: Fuck Them All (2005, short), After the Rain (2007, TV movie), 50… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Agustí Villaronga

2019:El mar
2019:El niño de la luna
2019:Pa Negre
2019:Incerta Gloria
2019:El Rey de La Habana
1986:Tras el cristal


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