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In a Glass Cage (1986)

Tras el cristal (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Horror | 6 August 1986 (Spain)
A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.

Director:

Agustí Villaronga (as Agustín Villaronga)

Writer:

Agustí Villaronga (as Agustín Villaronga)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Günter Meisner ... Klaus (as Gunter Meisner)
David Sust ... Angelo
Marisa Paredes ... Griselda
Gisèle Echevarría Gisèle Echevarría ... Rena (as Gisela Echevarria)
Imma Colomer ... Jornalera (as Inma Colomer)
Josuè Guasch Josuè Guasch ... Niño Cantor (as Josue Guasch)
David Cuspinera David Cuspinera ... Niño barracon
Ricardo Carcelero Ricardo Carcelero ... Angelo Niño
Alberto Manzano Alberto Manzano ... Niño Gitano
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Film debut of David Sust. See more »

Quotes

Angelo: Horror, like sin... can be fascinating.
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A fun film to watch with family and friends.....
20 March 2020 | by joshjack-35680See all my reviews

Wow what a great film..a wonderful film to watch with the whole family. Especially Christmas time a d other holidays. A marvelous picture only a grandmother could love.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 August 1986 (Spain) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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