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Behind the Red Door (2003)

R | | Drama | 12 January 2003 (USA)
A dying man must reunite with his sister to face their family's violent past and find peace in their lives.

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Natalie
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Roy
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Julia
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Father
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Detective Kinzer
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Sonny
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Michelle
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Arthur (as Ian Ryan)
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The talented photographer Natalie is having financial difficulties in New York. Her friend and agent Julia finds a two day job in Boston for US$ 20,000.00, and the reluctant Natalie accepts the work due to her need of money. When she arrives, she finds that she was hired by her arrogant gay brother Roy, a successful designer. Natalie has broken the relationship and they have not seen each other for ten years. When she finishes her assignment, Roy asks her to stay one more day for his birthday party, and after that he tells her that he has AIDS. Natalie stays with him and along his last days, their resentments change to fraternal love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Natalie: [voice over] And if I ever became Miss America, he said, I shouldn't wish for world peace; just peace in our family.
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Submerged
Written by Vegasphere
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Courtesy of Something Inviting Records
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A jewel in a lackluster crown of tv movies
12 January 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Behind the Red Door" tells of a woman (Sedgwick) who visits her estranged brother (Sutherland) only to learn he is dying. Much more than just another "dying" flick and a surprisingly fine film for a director with such a short resume, "...Red Door" wrings powerful performances from the pair of leads, avoids the usual lugubrious tear-jerking, shows solid cinematic style and artistry, and ends on a deeply profound note. Most of all, "...Red Door" fills its emotional landscape with the most beautiful of all elements - reality. An intelligently wrought flick which should be a well received by realists and sentimentalists alike. (A-)


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