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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
LGBTQ+ Drama, Horror

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In the presence of: Agustí Villaronga

'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.

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Screening dates: Tras el Cristal - In a Glass Cage

Sphinx Cinema
Special guests: Agustí Villaronga (Director)
Thu 10 Oct 2019 19:45 - 21:35 (110 min)
Sphinx Cinema Fri 11 Oct 2019 17:30 - 19:20 (110 min)
Sphinx Cinema Wed 16 Oct 2019 21:45 - 23:35 (110 min) Buy tickets Add to your calendar   2019-10-16 21:45:00 2019-10-16 23:35:00 Europe/Brussels Film Fest Gent: Tras el Cristal '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… Sphinx Cinema

Credits

director: Agustí Villaronga
screenplay: Agustí Villaronga
producer: Teresa Enrich
composer: Javier Navarrete
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

Filmography

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 años de (2009, TV series), Pa Negre (2010), Carta a Eva (2012, TV series), The King of Havana (2015), El testament de la Rosa (2015), Incerta Gloria (2017), Born a King (2019).

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:El Rey de La Habana
2019:Incerta Gloria
2019:Pa Negre
1986:Tras el cristal

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