The Glass Cell
Directed byHans W. Geißendörfer
Screenplay byKlaus Bädekerl
Hans W. Geißendörfer
Based onThe Glass Cell
by Patricia Highsmith
Produced byBernd Eichinger
Luggi Waldleitner
StarringBrigitte Fossey
Helmut Griem
Dieter Laser
CinematographyRobby Müller
Edited byPeter Przygodda
Music byNiels Janette Walen
Distributed byFilmverlag der Autoren
Release date
  • 6 April 1978 (1978-04-06)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Glass Cell (German: Die gläserne Zelle) is a 1978 West German crime film directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer and starring Brigitte Fossey, Helmut Griem and Dieter Laser. It is based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.[1]

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios and on location around Munich and Frankfurt. The film's sets were designed by the art director Heidi Lüdi.


See also


  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 7 June 2013.