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Glass Ceiling (1971)

El techo de cristal (original title)
Marta spends a few days alone while her husband is on a business trip. But she starts to get scared when she hears some mysterious steps every night on the top floor. Her neighbor will try ... See full summary »

Director:

Eloy de la Iglesia

Writers:

Antonio Fos (screenplay), Eloy de la Iglesia
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carmen Sevilla ... Marta
Dean Selmier Dean Selmier ... Ricardo
Patty Shepard ... Julia (as Patty Sheppard)
Fernando Cebrián ... Carlos (as Fernando Cebrian)
Encarna Paso ... Rita
Rafael Hernández ... Padre (as Rafael Hernandez)
Javier De Campos Javier De Campos ... Empleado
Patricia Cealot Patricia Cealot ... Yolanda
Hugo Blanco ... Repartidor
Emma Cohen ... Rosa
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Marta spends a few days alone while her husband is on a business trip. But she starts to get scared when she hears some mysterious steps every night on the top floor. Her neighbor will try to convince her that it is her husband's footsteps when he returns from work, but Marta does not believe it and begins to investigate. Written by jsanchez

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 May 1971 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Glass Ceiling See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fono España S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent Spanish thriller!
10 June 2005 | by udar55See all my reviews

This is the second Eloy de la Iglesia film I have seen (the first being CANNIBAL MAN) and I found it to be an excellent thriller. Lonely housewife Carmen Sevilla begins to let her imagination get the best of her when she hears a man's footsteps in the apartment above her late at night. Her upstairs neighbor (Patty Shepard) insists it was her husband who had returned from business, but Sevilla doesn't believe her and begins to investigate. This is a great film, with lots of nice twists along the way and an incredible dream sequence. The final revelation is one that will have you thinking for hours afterwards. I enjoyed this much more than the straight forward CANNIBAL MAN.


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