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In a Glass Cage

Tras el cristal

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Directed by Agustí Villaronga
Spain, 1986
Drama, History, LGBTQ+
      Spanish
      English

Synopsis

Agustí Villaronga’s legendary, controversial film debut has lost nothing of its power. To those unafraid, it provides an insight into human decline. A Nazi death camp doctor who has fled to Spain continues his terrible activities, until he ends up in an iron lung.

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A stunning film debut from Spain, deeply embedded in the dark and tortured histories suppressed and unnamable. Agustí Villaronga transmutes them into a sensual, nocturnal thriller equal parts De Palma and Argento, all richly intertwined with history’s horrors—and not for the faint of heart.

Synopsis

Agustí Villaronga’s legendary, controversial film debut has lost nothing of its power. To those unafraid, it provides an insight into human decline. A Nazi death camp doctor who has fled to Spain continues his terrible activities, until he ends up in an iron lung.

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In a Glass CageDirected byAgustí Villaronga
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Berlin International Film Festival
1986 | Winner: Manfred Salzberg Award
2016

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