Ratings Key

= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tras el cristal (1987)

...aka: In a Glass Cage

Directed by:
Agustí Villaronga

A former Nazi doctor (played by Günter Meisner), who tortured and sexually molested young boys in a concentration camp, is confined in his home to an iron lung. One of his victims (David Sust) shows up for revenge. This was banned in several countries and has been called one of the most disturbing movies ever made. It's beautifully made, very well acted (especially by Sust) and thought provoking. Not released in America until 1992. I'll do a more in-depth view when I get a chance.


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