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3 items from 2011

DVD Review - The Door (2009)

17 April 2011 1:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Door, 2009.

Directed by Anno Saul .

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Valeria Eisenbart and Heike Makatsch. 


Plagued with guilt over the death of his daughter, an artist discovers a door that allows him to travel back in time to the day of her death and alter history.

We all make mistakes. We all have regrets. Regrets in particular are an undeniably universal part of the human condition and the lives of everyone; from rock star to street cleaner. It doesn’t matter if you’re the flawless Empress of dozens of kingdoms or a waitress in a greasy spoon; there will be things you wish you had done differently. Sometimes, when things get really bad, it’s a cliché phrase of woe to wish that the ground would swallow you up. Usually though you’re probably more likely to be hoping for a window onto the past. A hole big enough to crawl through, »

- flickeringmyth

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The Door DVD Review

25 March 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Based on the bestselling novel Die Damalstuer by Akif Pirincci (Germany’s equivalent of Stephen King) The Door follows successful artist David Andernach (Mads Mikkelsen) who seemingly has the perfect life; he has a beautiful wife and child and lives in a large home in an affluent suburb. However one day when he’s meant to be looking after his daughter Leonie (Veleria Eisenbart) whilst his wife Maja (Jessica Schwarz) is working; he decides to pay a visit to his neighbour and mistress Gia (Heike Makatsch) instead of taking his daughter out into the forest to catch butterflies. When he returns he finds that Leonie is nowhere to be seen and soon discovers that she has drowned in their pool.

Cut to five years later and we see David as a broken man who’s desperate for forgiveness from Maja, who he is now divorced from, and unable to paint. »

- Glen Chapman

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‘The Door’ does deliver some genuinely heart-stopping moments.

21 March 2011 5:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Door / Die Tür

Director: Anno Saul

Written by Anno Saul

2009, Germany

Glowering Danish sex god Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) comes face to face with himself in director Anno Saul’s German fantasy thriller, The Door. It’s one of many head-scratching moments in a film that flirts with different genres and ideas, from time-travel, horror and homicidal doppelgangers to old-fashioned redemptive drama. Narrative coherence isn’t its strong point, but The Door does deliver some genuinely heart-stopping moments.

Artist David Andernach (Mikkelsen), leaves his young daughter Leonie (Valeria Eisenbart) alone in the garden of their suburban house so he can visit his mistress. His afternoon delight turns into a nightmare, when he returns to find the girl drowned in the swimming pool. Five years pass, and a clumsily scripted scene reveals that David is now divorced from his wife Maja (Jessica Schwarz) and in a suicidal state. Then a »

- Susannah

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