The Telephone Box (1972)
"La cabina" (original title)

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A man gets trapped inside a telephone box and nobody is able to free him.

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Complete credited cast:
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Hombre de la cabina (Man in Phone Box)
Agustín González ...
Hombre segunda cabina
Goyo Lebrero ...
Jefe de bomberos (Lead Fireman)
Tito García ...
Señor corpulento (Beefy Man)
Carmen Martínez Sierra ...
Señora 1ª (Lady 1)
Carmen Luján ...
Señora 2º (Lady 2)
María Vico
Felipe Martín Puertas ...
Trabajador 1 (Worker 1) (as Felipe Martín Puerta)
José Montijano ...
Trabajador 2 (Worker 2)
Blaki ...
Guardia (Guard)
Mariano Banderas ...
(as Mariano Barderas)
Antonio Moreno ...
Cristalero
José Miguel Aguado ...
Kid
José Manuel Hoyos ...
Kid
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A man gets trapped inside a telephone box. Onlookers unsuccessfully try to free him. Then the men from the telephone company arrive, but relief turns into puzzlement, then horror, as it transpires what they have in store for him. Written by Donald Fisk <donald@info.bt.co.uk>

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Succinct, shocking, unforgettable and entirely indelible
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I have not seen this film for a while but I have seen it several times on TV and I have never forgotten it. It is a film with minimal dialogue and pieces of classical music. The story is simple. A man takes his son to school. On the way home he enters a telephone box which has its door slightly ajar, like a venus fly trap waiting to snare its victims. He finds it is out of order and cannot open the door. He is helpless. People try but fail to get him out. Then the phone company's truck arrives along with several men. I won't reveal anymore but the finale is terrifying and shocking and is unforgettable. I first watched this movie when I was eight-years-old and after I wouldn't go into a phone box for a while in fear of being trapped inside. One of the truly great films.


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