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  (in credits order)

Helen Mirren ... Emerenc

Martina Gedeck ... Magda
Károly Eperjes ... Tibor
Gábor Koncz ... Lieutenant Colonel
Enikö Börcsök ... Sutu
Ági Szirtes ... Polett

Erika Marozsán ... Évike Grossmann
Ildikó Tóth ... Doctor
Mari Nagy ... Adél
Péter Andorai ... Mr. Brodarics

Lajos Kovács ... Handyman
Csaba Pindroch ... Emerenc's Nephew
Dénes Ujlaky ... Emerenc's Grandfather
Anna Szandtner ... Young Emerenc
Réka Tenki ... Emerenc's Mother
Dóra Gáspárvalvi ... Little Emerenc
Irén Bódis ... Emerenc's Cousin
Lina Geiger ... Little Érike Grossmann
Eliza Sodró ... Clerk
Jirí Menzel ... Surgeon
Ferenc Salamon ... Professor
Livia Habermann ... Nurse (as Lívia Hábermann)

Ferenc Elek ... Television Director
Zoltán Varga ... Lawyer's Son
István Komlós ... Brigade Leader
Attila Vincze ... Butcher
Lajos Mészáros ... Magda's Father
Gyöngyi Szentpéteri ... Magda's Mother
Péter Nagy ... Grossmann Father
Alexandra Suba ... Grossmann Mother
Kata Pruzsián ... Twins
Sára Pruzsián ... Twins
László Kovács ... Postman
László Bombolya ... Driver from Csabadul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
András Márton ... Pigeon Keeper (uncredited)

Directed by
István Szabó 
Writing credits
Magda Szabó (novel)

István Szabó (screenplay) and
Andrea Vészits (screenplay)

Produced by
Phil Hunt .... executive producer
Jenõ Hábermann .... producer
Marco Mehlitz .... executive producer
Compton Ross .... executive producer
István Szabó .... executive producer
Sándor Söth .... producer
Gábor Téni .... line producer
Cinematography by
Elemér Ragályi 
Film Editing by
Réka Lemhényi 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Production Design by
Lóránt Jávor 
Set Decoration by
Miklós Molnár 
Costume Design by
Györgyi Szakács 
Makeup Department
Egonné Endrényi .... makeup artist: Martina Gedeck (as Judit Endrényiné)
Erzsébet Forgács .... key makeup artist: Helen Mirren
Gabriella Németh .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Attila Horváth .... production manager
Peter Kreutz .... production manager
Péter Magyar .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
László Janicsek .... assistant director
David Steinberger .... assistant director
Art Department
Gergely Csóri .... set dresser (as Gergö Csóri)
Nele Jordan .... props assistant
Gábor Szabó .... construction carpenter
Barbara Szlávik .... decoration painter
Sound Department
Christian Conrad .... supervising sound editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Csaba Erös .... boom operator: Hungary
Günther Friedhoff .... adr mixer: german version
Sebastian Heyser .... foley editor
Eric Horstmann .... re-recording stage engineer
Daniel Iribarren .... adr editor
Simon Kaye .... sound mixer
János Köporosy .... sound recordist
Martin Langenbach .... foley artist
György Rajna .... boom operator: Hungary
Dominik Schleier .... supervising sound editor
Szabolcs Stella .... boom operator
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Christoph Wieczorek .... foley mixer
Christoph Wieczorek .... supervising foley editor
Special Effects by
János Berki .... special effects technician
Furedi Csaba .... special effects technician
Ferenc Ormos .... special effects supervisor
Norbert Orosz .... special effects technician
Michael Steinbacher .... snow effects
Lucien Stephenson .... snow effects
Visual Effects by
Anne Balthasar .... digital compositor: Arri (as Anne Fuhrmann)
Andrzej Bandurski .... fx technical director: ARRI
Andrei Dimitriu .... assistant visual effects supervisor
David Laubsch .... compositor
Joel LeLièvre .... digital effects artist
Katja Müller .... visual effects producer
Min Tesch .... visual effects artist
Tobias Wiesner .... senior digital compositor: ARRI Digital Film
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
János Csikesz .... electrician
Buda Gulyás .... camera operator
Ákos Gulyás .... second assistant camera
Miklós Hajdu .... gaffer
Tamás Jánossa .... "b"camera focus puller
András Khin .... steadicam operator
Gusztáv Kirsch .... first assistant camera
Zsolt Magyari .... camera trainee
Andreas Pietschmann .... video playback operator: Germany
Kristóf Párdányi .... second assistant camera
Dietrich Schönherr .... electrician
Imre Sisa .... dolly grip
Imre Sisa .... key grip
Dániel Szandtner .... video playback operator
Dániel Szöke .... camera trainee
Gergely Vass .... video playback operator
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Tamás Kertész .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Júlia Kiss .... principal standby
Zsuzsa Stenger .... costume supervisor
Juli Szlávik .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Attila Csabai .... assistant editor
Anja Hemsing .... assistant editor: Germany
Dávid Jancsó .... supervising editor
Hanga Janovszki .... post-production coordinator
László Kovács .... telecine colorist: dailies
Erika Köcsky .... post production manager
Transportation Department
Tim Großkurth .... personal driver: Helen Mirren, Germany
Zoltán Szepesi .... motorhome operator (as Zoltan Szepesi)
Other crew
Károly Ari .... arri laser
Károly Ari .... film scan
Eric Benz .... studio facilities
Anna Laura Boermck .... assistant production coordinator
Mel Churcher .... dialogue coach: Martina Gedeck
Luane Sandrin Gauer .... assistant to executive producer
Bastian Griese .... studio facilities
Zoltan Horkai .... head animal trainer
Peter Ivanyi .... head animal trainer
Kathleen McInnis .... publicity consultant
János Papp .... health & safety advisor
Edda Sharpe .... dialect coach
Bernhard Speck .... production controller
Domonkos Szász .... location manager
Zsuzsanna Szászi .... dialogue coach

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29 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Helen Mirren in a Hungarian Drama Thriller, 12 September 2012
Author: paul david from United Kingdom

First of all this is a Hungarian made film and using Hungarian actors with the exception of Britains Helen Mirren - and it is entirely in English.

You might wonder why Helen Mirren appears in this film and compare her role in 'the Queen' and 'The Tempest". If it was not for Helen Mirren, I doubt this film would have any publicity or marketing potential at all.

Helen Mirren plays an eccentric maid called Emerinc who basically works for a family across the street. She has had an interesting life but lives somewhat reclusive and nobody ever enters her house, hence the title of 'The Door'.

The film is essentially about Emerinc and her relationship with her employers. The story in a sense is very ordinary but this is a very interesting drama because it gives an insight into Hungarian folk life and provides a terrific acting platform for the great talents of Helen Mirren.

I liked the film very much. It is not a thriller in the normal sense but a slow slow drama which tells a story about a lonely woman and her relationship with her villagers.

While there is a definite dearth in good movies around at the moment, this one stands out as different and very watchable. Enjoy!

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