Tras el cristal

  • 110'
  • Spain
  • 1987
Klaus did many unspeakable things to children during his days as a doctor in a Nazi death camp - all ending in murder, normally en masse. When the 1000 Year Reich is killed before reaching adolescence, Klaus flees for Spain where the caudillo's cohorts hide him and his kin. Here, in the quiet of a mansion by the sea, he continues to live his 'passions', until... he ends up in an iron lung. Then Angélo appears on the doorstep offering his services to take care of Klaus. But who is Angélo?
The first feature and first masterpiece of Villaronga; one of the - crypto-canonical - key films of the 1980s. Back then, In a Glass Cage was fêted and feared as a taboo-breaker, a 'shock movie'. Today it stands out as one of the very few films that ever dared to look deep into the eyes of fascism - not just the intellectual dynamics, but its very emotional essence and soul.
Director
Agustí Villaronga
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
1987
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
110'
Medium
35mm
International title
In a Glass Cage
Language
Spanish
Producer
Teresa Enrich
Production Company
T.E.M. Productores S.A.
Sales
Filmax International
Screenplay
Agustí Villaronga
Cinematography
Jaume Peracaula
Editor
Raúl Román
Production Design
Cesc Candini
Sound Design
Ricard Casals
Music
Javier Navarrete
Cast
Marisa Paredes