In a Glass Cage

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director(s): Agustí Villaronga
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

But I must wash him.

I said, later.

The needle is boiling.

I was going to do it,

then I thought about you.

I mean, it's yourjob.

You do it then.

I want you to do it.

- It's boiling.

- Lean over here.

- Will it hurt?

- Don't worry.

No alcohol first?

And the air bubble?

You finish,

I don't feel well.

You've never worked

in a hospital.

Tell me the truth.

I know you haven't.

You've never given a shot

to anyone.

I was nervous.

Besides, I didn't give shots

in the hospital.

I was an attendant.

What does that mean?



why does my husband

want you to stay?

I took very good

care of him.

They even told me--


I can't believe your lies.

But I need to work.


What about that shot?

I'm sick of that boy.

I'm throwing him out.

You can't convince me.

He's never been in a hospital.

Why do you want him?

I'm sick and tired

of this life--

isolated here,

never seeing anyone, alone.

I can't stand it

and he isn't any help.

Don't you understand?

I want him to stay.


I see.

You prefer a moron

who can't even care

for a sick man

in your state.

Very well.

I want him to stay,

is that clear?

It is.

What is it?

I heard the pump stop.

- Rena, can you help me?

- I can't reach it.

Hurry, we'll all fall down.

It smells good.

Let's dry him.


Please, Angelo,

can we play with it now?

All right.

You and Dad against me.

- No. Me against you two.

- All right. I'll start.

This one's going to jump.

I hide.

This one will get you.

This one helps the other.

Now he's got us for sure.

Tic-tac-toe. I won.

Rena, stop being silly

and go to your room.

I'll be right there.

- But, Mom--

- To your room.

Every time I have fun,

you stop me. It's not fair.

Do you get it now?

Be quiet.

Pick this up.

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Agustí Villaronga

Agustí Villaronga Riutort (Catalan pronunciation: [əɣusˈti viʎəˈɾoŋɡə]; born 4 March 1953) is a Balearic Spanish film director, screenwriter and actor. He has directed seven feature films, a documentary, three projects for television and three shorts. His film El niño de la luna was entered into the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.In 2011 he won the Goya Award for Best Director for Pa negre (Black Bread). The film was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist. more…

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