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Al otro lado del espejo

aka The Other Side of the Mirror

  • Year:1973
  • Country of origin: Spain, France, Portugal
  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Director: Jesús Franco
  • Length: 82 min
  • IMDb rating: Al otro lado del espejo (1973) on IMDb
Poster of Al otro lado del espejo

Al otro lado del espejo [is] one of Franco’s strongest films of the 1970s. ... [It] is a well-made, carefully elaborated tale about a young woman’s inability to escape gnawing guilt after the suicide of her father. ... Unfolding with tragic inevitability, the story boasts a stand-out performance from Emma Cohen, harrowingly expressive as a fragile child-woman locked in a circuit of self-thwarting unhappiness, whose visions of her dead father go hand in hand with the deaths of three men to whom she feels close.

Stephen Thrower, Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco, Volume One (Strange Attractor Press, 2019)

Selected disc options for Al otro lado del espejo

Mondo Macabro box art
Mondo Macabro BD-ALL/US 2022
Audio Commentary by Robert Monell and Rodney Barnett has extra
Interview with Stephen Thrower has extra


  • Mondo Macabro’s Blu-ray is also available as a “Limited Edition” containing a 20-page booklet with writing by Francisco Cesari and Roberto Curti.