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Door Out of the Dark (2007)

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A young woman's perspective is darkened after being involved in a car crash with her husband. In her partial sighted state, she discovers that their relationship and their whole lives have changed.



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Cast overview:
Sylvia Cohen ...
Dark Angel
Alexandra Burn ...
Light Angel
Natalie Griffiths ...
Reflected Dark / Light Angel (voice)
Nicole Fitzsimons ...
Altered Dark Angel
Deanna Fitzsimons ...
Altered Light Angel


A dark romantic fairytale about a young woman, 'Clara', who is involved in a car crash with her husband, 'Morten'. As she wakes up in her partial sighted state, she realises that the accident has drastically changed their relationship and their lives. Clara spirals into a breakdown, isolating herself from everyone, becoming almost agoraphobic. Seeing this, Morten insists they should move on and start a new life. Not being able to see since the accident, Clara seeks solace in her familiar surroundings, she feels vulnerable and increasingly suspicious of Morten's motives. Gradually, as Morten tries to get her to understand the reality of how things have changed for them, she begins to experience flashbacks from the car accident which hint at a hitherto unknown truth. Written by Anonymous

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Enlightenment in darkness... See more »



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16 May 2007 (France)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The forest scene and the ending was actually shot in a garden in Primrose Hill. See more »


Some words point to rules of the film that are sound advice. There are also clues in the sound scape and design which are clues to why the characters are seeing and hearing the world in this way. It's not always what Clara sees that exposes her state of mind. See more »


Clara: I can't see you but...
Morten: How you know?
Clara: I can feel it.
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The Real and Surreal! Wonderful!
13 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film gripped me I loved it. The camera seems to hold and linger with the mood through the whole movie but when it moves, it moves you in turn. What a heart warming film. It had me in tears, but in a good way. The director picks nice subtle expressions with some amazing strong and also subtle performances. It achieves so much practically without any effort. I was completely taken by this film and the characters. It was haunting and atmospheric, dark and moody but so full of charm. Their words to each other are scarce, but when they speak, it has impact and meaning. The director knows that words are not even necessary for most of the story. Movies are about images. The images are beautiful and calm and then bite back with the past. This story is compelling scene after compelling scene. Such great atmospheric sound too! It is not that original, but they way it's done made me love watching. It is a minimalist work that achieves the maximum. Simply put: one of the best touching stories ever. It just works perfectly. They're performances beat most I've seen for ages. Turkington underplays when he needs to, with emotion but also subtly. Murphy shines as Clara, but I wanted to see if she would give in to him again, but their physical relationship clearly isn't the significant part, I felt she needed more warmth and there needed to be more of their love story but it was still there. Every single movement is treated gently until the last moments, and when we see what happens in the end, it hits home. I don't think it's really about the twist, but rather what I missed to begin with. If only it could have been more detailed with the supporting characters. All the time I was wondering what their individual significance was. There was some really nice symbolism, beautifully shot and just a dream to see. The effects, sound and music were great. Such a short, sweet film that kept me wanting more. It was a wonderful film with emotional truth. The end was too soon!

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