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

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Antonio Mercero

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Antonio Mercero (story), José Luis Garci (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
José Luis López Vázquez ... Hombre de la cabina
Agustín González ... Hombre segunda cabina
Goyo Lebrero Goyo Lebrero ... Jefe de bomberos
Tito García ... Señor corpulento
Carmen Martínez Sierra Carmen Martínez Sierra ... Señora 1ª
Carmen Luján Carmen Luján ... Señora 2ª
María Vico María Vico
Felipe Martín Puertas Felipe Martín Puertas ... Trabajador 1 (as Felipe Martín Puerta)
José Montijano José Montijano ... Trabajador 2
Blaki Blaki ... Guardia
Mariano Bardera Mariano Bardera ... (as Mariano Barderas)
Antonio Moreno Antonio Moreno ... Cristalero
José Miguel Aguado José Miguel Aguado ... Kid
José Manuel Hoyos José Manuel Hoyos ... Kid
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Storyline

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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Short | Drama | Horror

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 December 1972 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

La cabina See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Definitely one to watch for...
5 September 2004 | by Rob_PSee all my reviews

I share a similar experience to many of the other posters regarding this short movie.

Late at night, over twenty years ago, flipping channels. I'm not a big fan of foreign language films but sometimes a rare gem comes along that never leaves you.

Despite having no real dialogue, you understand everything that is happening and you can follow the story from it's innocent beginnings to it's dark ending.

I have largely forgotten many of the details of this film, but it is the overall effect that stays with you long after the movie has finished.

I think the phone box was originally in a plaza and I remember the lorry ride with the hapless man on display in the over-sized 'fish bowl' for all to see.

One of those gems that rarely gets shown again. Definitely a contender for BBC FOUR to broadcast. Especially given it's short running time and provoking nature.

I think I'll email them!


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