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In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Günter Meisner ... Klaus (as Gunter Meisner)
David Sust ... Angelo

Marisa Paredes ... Griselda
Gisèle Echevarría ... Rena (as Gisela Echevarria)
Imma Colomer ... Jornalera (as Inma Colomer)
Josuè Guasch ... Niño Cantor (as Josue Guasch)
David Cuspinera ... Niño barracon
Ricardo Carcelero ... Angelo Niño
Alberto Manzano ... Niño Gitano

Directed by
Agustí Villaronga  (as Agustín Villaronga)
 
Writing credits
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Agustí Villaronga  (as Agustín Villaronga)

Produced by
Teresa Enrich .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Javier Navarrete 
 
Cinematography by
Jaume Peracaula 
 
Film Editing by
Raúl Román 
 
Production Design by
Francesc Candini  (as Cesc Candini)
 
Costume Design by
Andrés Urdiciaian  (as Andres Urdiciaian)
Imma Vallmitjana  (as Inma Vallmitjana)
 
Makeup Department
Maria Rosa Benavides .... hair stylist (as Mª Rosa Benavides)
Jose .... make-up and hair assistant
J. Ruiz Alonso .... make-up and hair assistant
Elisenda Villanueva .... makeup artist (as Elisenda de Villanueva)
 
Production Management
Biel Moll .... assistant production manager
Paco Poch .... production manager
Karen Wardle .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco G. Siurana .... assistant director (as Paco Siurana)
 
Art Department
Jordi Artigau .... set dresser
José Ángel Cebollada .... props (as Jose Angel Cebollada)
Carme Curt .... props
Guillermo Fernández .... painter (as Guillermo Fernandez)
José Martínez .... carpenter (as Jose Martinez)
América Sánchez .... graphic designer (as America Sanchez)
Isidro Terraza .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ricard Casals .... sound re-recording mixer
Licio Marcos de Oliveira .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francisco Esteban .... electrician
Sergi Gallardo .... second assistant camera (as Sergio Gallardo)
Manolo Ovler .... electrician
Jaume Peracaula .... camera operator
Apolinar Ramiro .... gaffer (as A. Ramiro)
Núria Roldos .... assistant camera (as Nuria Roldos)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa Fernández .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Montse Jiménez .... second assistant editor (as Montse Jimenez)
José Montilla .... post-production coordinator (as Jose Montilla)
Juan Peláez .... assistant editor (as Juan Antonio Pelaez)
 
Other crew
Olga Selva .... production secretary
Cristina Solé .... script supervisor (as Cristina Sole)
 
Thanks
Marisa Aguinaga .... special thanks
Jordi Coca .... special thanks
Jordi Corba .... special thanks
Pepón Coromina .... special thanks (as Pepon Coromina)
Enric Jorba .... special thanks
Poli Ramiro .... special thanks
Rosa Vergés .... special thanks (as Rosa Verges)
 

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Also Known As:
"Tras el cristal" - Spain (original title)
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110 min
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Günter Meisner originally turned down the role, horrified by the story. According to Villaronga, Meisner called him a few weeks later to accept the part, arguing he couldn't stop thinking about it.See more »
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Klaus:[talking to a child] Want a cigarette? Want to make some money?See more »

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23 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The most deeply disturbing film I have ever seen, 16 September 1999
Author: Dave Godin (Dave G) from Sheffield, England

No distributor has been foolish enough to try and get this film past the British film censors, (you have to pay, even if your movie is rejected), but it was shown at two local festivals, and at the London screening, an initial audience of about 150 was reduced to a mere 12 by the end. It is unremittingly grim, harrowing and disturbing, and yet it probes the darkest depths to which humankind can sink, and demands that we confront "the unspeakable" which is so often avoided precisely because it is to painful to even speak about. My only moral reservation about this film is the use of very young actors in it. Although on the end credits there is a disclaimer stating that the highest standards of probity were employed during the film's production with regard to minors, I cannot see how some scenes were filmed without the youngsters having some idea of their sado-sexual context. Under British law, the public exhibition of such a film would be illegal unless it could be proven that clever editing etc., avoided these minors being aware of the scene's context. That said however, it is a film I would defend since it goes to the very heart of humankind's propensity for cruelty and barbarism, using the metaphors of authoritarian politics and authoritarian sexuality. And, after all, the film only shows being done to humans what society daily visits upon the animal kingdom - it is just a question of degree. To describe it as a "horror" film is wrong; it is unique and beyond categorization, although "horrendous" is certainly apt.

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