In a Glass Cage (1987)







In a Glass Cage   Tras el cristal (1987)

A former Nazi doctor-turned-pedophile, paralyzed from the neck down after a suicide attempt, is forced to accept a boy as his nurse under threat of blackmail: the boy secretly witnessed the doctor''s torture and murder of another boy, and possesses the man''s diary, which details his wartime experiments and his subsequent descent into pedophilia and murder. Before long, the boy displays his ambition to follow in the older man''s footsteps. Written by Anonymous

A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that killing. Written by Humberto Amador


Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1987 Nominated International Fantasy Film Award Best Film
Agustí Villaronga
Murcia Week of Spanish Cinema
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1986 Won Festival Award Best First Work
Agustí Villaronga
Sant Jordi Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1988 Won Sant Jordi Best First Work (Mejor Ópera Prima)
Agustí Villaronga