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6 Ratings

The Glass Cell

Die gläserne Zelle

West Germany, 1978
Drama, Crime


An architect is unjustly imprisoned for an accident in which several children were killed but for which he was not responsible. When he is released, he discovers his wife is having an affair with his lawyer, and he is also hounded by his former employer, who was actually liable for the disaster.

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The Glass Cell Directed by Hans W. Geissendörfer

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1979 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

German Film Awards

1978 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gold)

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