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In a Glass Cage
May 12, 2011 - May 15, 2011
Screening Room


By Agustí Villaronga
New 35mm print!
This notorious Spanish art-horror film is the story of a former Nazi doctor and torturer, now in-hiding and confined to an iron lung. His new nurse, Angelo, turns out to be someone who witnessed one of his worst crimes, and the cycle of human evil begins to repeat itself – but not in the way you might expect. Highly stylized imagery, ice-cold performances and way-beyond-disturbing subject matter combine to create an entirely amoral universe and cinematic endurance test. (1987, 110 min, 35mm)

"They don't make art-shockers like this anymore…more intense than Pasolini's Salo" – John Waters

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  • In a Glass Cage
    May 11, 2011 – May 14, 2011
    Screening Room
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