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Short Night of the Glass Dolls Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Sorel, Ingrid Thulin, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

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SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS (Malastrana)is the first movie of Italian director Aldo Lado he directed in 1971.
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Prag. Jean Sorel is an American journalist who has been found in a coma in the streets of the city. As the morgue doctors declare him dead, Sorel remembers the events that have lead him there. As he was about to quit Prag for London a few days before, his girl-friend Barbara Bach suddenly disappeared. In the company of his fellow journalists Ingrid Thulin and Mario Adorf, he tried to understand the reasons for this disappearance. The local police didn't help him in his quest that made him discover a strange organization : the club 99.

Really frightening. A masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal kidnappers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives

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