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Tras el cristal (1986)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror | 5 March 1986 (USA)
In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »

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(as Agustín Villaronga)
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Klaus (as Gunter Meisner)
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Gisèle Echevarría ...
Rena (as Gisela Echevarria)
Imma Colomer ...
Jornalera (as Inma Colomer)
Josuè Guasch ...
Niño Cantor (as Josue Guasch)
David Cuspinera ...
Ricardo Carcelero ...
Alberto Manzano ...

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In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with glass sides. His wife Griselda decides to hire a nurse since she does not bear the situation. Klaus asks Griselda to hire Angelo, a mysterious teenager that appears in their house. Angelo befriends Klaus' daughter Rena and sooner it is shown that Klaus was a pedophile that loved to feel the fear of death in young boys before abusing and killing them. Further, Angelo is a disturbed and totally insane victim of his experiments that intends to follow the insanities described in Klaus' diary and incorporate his personality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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iron lung | nurse | nazi | murder | death | See All (45) »

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Drama | Horror

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5 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Im Glaskäfig  »

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Director/writer Agustí Villaronga said that the origin of the story came when he read about Giles de Rais (1404-1440), a devoutly religious follower of Joan of Arc who fought valiantly on her side and was later trialed and executed by the Catholic Church for heresy and sexual crimes (sodomy) committed against children, mainly boys, estimates of which range as high as 800. See more »

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Angelo: You see, Klaus... I love death.
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Was not prepared for all the bizarreness!
17 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good Lord! UNCOMFORTABLE!!! Without giving too much away, this film is about a Nazi doctor/child molester that tries to commit suicide, fails and ends up in a iron lung. A dude shows up to his house claiming to be a nurse there to take care of Klaus, the Nazi child molester. Because this film is over 2 decades old, there are some major slow parts. But, all the other scenes make up for the boring parts. I felt myself saying in my head, please don't go where I think this is going… Of course it went there and it was often worse than what I was expecting. With an ending that will stay with me for a while, this is definitely one to watch alone. I would also like to point out that this is more of a Horrific Drama, very Hitchcockian.

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