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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
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Directed by
Agustí Villaronga  (as Agustín Villaronga)
 
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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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For the scene where Angelo cried, actor David Sust put toothpaste under the eyes. He shot the scenes so many times that he injured his eyes and had to wear sunglasses for a while.See more »
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Angelo:You see, Klaus... I love death.See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Dark themed thriller, 19 January 2009
Author: Prof-Hieronymos-Grost from Ireland

Klaus, a crippled former Nazi doctor is now living out his days in an iron lung, with his wife Griselda caring for him on a full time basis. She resents this fact as she has no time for herself or their daughter Rena. So when Angelo, a young man comes calling claiming to be a nurse she employs him, but soon becomes suspicious of his credentials and she's right to be as he has ulterior motives for taking the position. As a child he had spied on Klaus's killing spree and had in fact taken his notes on killing and hid the body of his last victim, as Klaus in grief had tried to kill himself, which just resulted in him being paralysed. Angelo wants to become just like him and teases Klaus, urging him to give in to his lustful murderous cravings one more time, Klaus denies him but eventually gives in as he is scared his real past will be revealed to his family. Uber disturbing incite into the minds of a dying Nazi killer and a killer in the making, Villaraonga's film explores the dark realms of paedophilia, torture and child killing in a very open way, but without resorting to sensationalism. A hard film to watch, it remains riveting but not for all tastes. The ending is also likely to confuse many.

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