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also known as Tras el Cristal

In a Glass Cage1987

  • 3.8
Klaus (GпїЅnter Meisner of THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL) is an ex-Nazi, a doctor whose wartime post in a concentration camp enabled him to commit the most appalling crimes against boys. After the war, living incognito in Spain, he again gives in to his depraved desires, until shame and despair drive him to an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Now confined to his room and kept alive in an iron lung, he is ministered to by his resentful wife Griselda (Marisa Paredes of ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) and her daughter Rena (Gisela Echevarina). Into this environment comes Angelo (David Sust), a strange, handsome young man who offers his services as a nurse. Against Griselda's judgment, Klaus insists that the visitor be allowed to take the post. A perverse relationship develops between Angelo and Klaus, becoming ever more macabre as Angelo reveals he has found diaries detailing his employer's wartime activities. Words turn to deeds, Klaus's shame turns once again to desire and a new spate of child killings begin.

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Do not expect torture porn from this movie. I was born in 1969. This movie came out in 1987. If I had watched this in 1987, I probably would not have been able to deal with it. It is disturbing. Unfortunately, I am a bit desensitized after watching the majority of most peoples Top 20 most messed-up films. This is a very good, very unsettling movie.

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Do not expect torture porn from this movie. I was born in 1969. This movie came out in 1987. If I had watched this in 1987, I probably would not have been able to deal with it. It is disturbing. Unfortunately, I am a bit desensitized after watching the majority of most peoples Top 20 most messed-up films. This is a very good, very unsettling movie.

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112 minutes! I'm sorry folks, I made it through 27 and then thought to myself that life is too short to lock myself into tedium. I will say that I got a strong sense of how awful it would have been to be locked inside an iron lung. This made me grateful for the polio vaccine---and the stop button on my remote.

Extraordinary plot well narrated and portrayed. All actors brilliantly brought their characters to life. Each one seemed seasoned and mature performers.

Dalienp

THIS,MOVIE WANTED TO GOOD,UNTIL THE END,LITTLE GIRL,SHE GOT ON MY NERVE,WHEN SHE COULD HAVE KILL HIM OR ESCAPE,WHAT THE HECK SHE COME BACK FOR,THE ENDING WAS NOT COOL,BUT I LIKED THE MOVIE

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http://www.theaterofguts.com/2012/09/in-glass-cage.html