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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:
Alan Turkington ...
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 opening of the film begins with a darkened perspective shot from the point of view of the main character who appears to be partially sighted. 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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Beautifully staged mood-piece
2 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Beautifully staged and shot, and carefully constructed, this short film is very psychologically intense. With overwrought acting and underspecified context, it feels firmly in the realm of the ethereal. (like: where is this, who are these people, what is their history? We get no sense of the characters' normal existence, so they seem almost supernatural. The viewer may experience the presentation more as a mood-piece than a narrative, so need not fret about the plausibility of the lead character's motives and development. In any case, the release she achieves at the end clearly carries a feeling of relief, if not resolution, for the viewer. Well worth seeing.

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