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Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
"La corta notte delle bambole di vetro" (original title)

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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

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Mario Adorf ...
Jacques Versain
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Mira Svoboda
Fabijan Sovagovic ...
Professor Karting
José Quaglio ...
Valinski
Relja Basic ...
Ivan
Piero Vida ...
Kommissar Kierkoff
Daniele Dublino ...
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Sven Lasta
Luciano Catenacci ...
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Michaela Martin
Vjenceslav Kapural
Jürgen Drews ...
Street Singer
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ...
Nastassja - Gregory's Neighbor (as Semka Sokolovic)
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Greg Moore, an American journalist visiting Prague with his girlfriend Mira is found dead. However, he's actually only temporarily paralyzed, but the coroner fails to realize this and proceeds to prepare him for the autopsy. While Moore awaits his doom, he tries to recollect what has happened to him. It all starts when his girl disappears. He asks his friend, a local journalist, for help. They discover that this was just the latest in a series of disappearances of young pretty girls in the area. Their investigation leads them to a strange high profile private club, whose affluent members practice odd ritualistic orgies and bizarre dark rites.

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The Short Night of the Butterflies
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Is this what is like for everyone ?
15 August 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Aldo Lado serves up a piece of terror for us with this little seen superb thriller. It is one of those films that you cannot say too much about without giving away too much..so here is a quick overview.. A body is found in the park by the paraplegic cleaner, an ambulance is called and the body is taken too the hospital. With its eyes wide open and staring we begin to hear the thoughts of the supposed "corpse".."is it like this for everybody" he thinks, he tries to move , he cannot, he tries to shout , he cannot. He hears the doctors talk over him and squabble over who is going to get his fine "american" shoes before he goes down to the morgue. This is where we enter his mind and join him trying to remember who he is and why he is now in this situation. It is a shame that this film has not had a wider audience and is not easily found on video. I have a copy from Greece, so they are out there, somewhere. Dont let a bit of hard work in tracking this down put you off it is an outstanding film that stands taller than many that have come before and after, but this is still the original and best by far.


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