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.For more about In a Glass Cage and the In a Glass Cage Blu-ray release, see In a Glass Cage Blu-ray Review published by Screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Spanish director Agust Villaronga's "Tras el cristal" a.k.a.
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The supplemental features on the disc include the film's original theatrical trailer; Q & A session with director Agusti Villaronga filmed at Lincoln Center in New York City in 2010; new featurette produced in 2011; and three short films directed by Agusti Villaronga - "Anta Mujer" (1976), "Laberint" (1980), and "Al Mayurka" (1980). The man is placed in a glass tube that keeps him alive in a large villa somewhere in Catalonia.
In Spanish, with optional English subtitles for the main feature. Please be advised that the film contains disturbing footage that is not appropriate for minors! The woman (Marisa Paredes, All About My Mother, The Skin I Live In) he is married to loves him dearly but is on the verge of a nervous breakdown - part of her wants him alive but part of her also wants the man dead because this isn't the life she dreamed about when she married him.
The film opens up with a shocking sequence a man (Gnter Meisner, Borsalino and Co., Magdalene) tortures a naked boy, takes pictures of his wounded body and then kills him. The woman does not know her husband is a former Nazi doctor who has killed thousands of innocent boys while experimenting on them in a concentration camp in Germany. A boy (David Sust) arrives in the villa looking for a job.
After he is introduced to the man, the boy agrees to be his nurse.
The two immediately click or so the man's wife believes, until she asks the boy to give her maid a shot and he runs away.
When the woman begins asking questions about the boy's medical training, he goes berserk.Eventually, it becomes obvious that the boy knows everything there is to know about the man.However, instead of exposing him the boy begins to tease him.He even scouts the area and brings other clueless boys to see the man and his tube and remind the man about a past he has been trying to forget.When you look into the abyss, the abyss looks into you.This is what the famous 19th century German philosopher and poet Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote, and he was right.