Originally done as a stage play by actor-writer Robert Shaw (who was so good as Quint in JAWS), THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH is a roman a clef
about Adolf Eichmann and is an excellent and graphic portrait of the Nazi war machine. Schell is a wealthy Jewish businessman living in New York
City, or is he? He's captured by Israelis and brought to trial for the torture and murder of millions of victims, Jews and otherwise, during WW II. As the film unspools, we are even more confused about Schell's true identity, as he denies everything. Instead of employing flashbacks, the film lets
the witnesses deliver the accusatory and anecdotal material. Director Hiller thoug...