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The Door (2009)
"Die Tür" (original title)

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A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.

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A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.

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According to the audio commentary, when the scene at Maja's flat was shot for the first time, Mads Mikkelsen knocked at the wrong door. The tenant of that flat (who didn't know about the filming) was pretty annoyed by this and told Mikkelsen in no uncertain terms to get lost. See more »

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Over-sophisticated European cinema - with a great performance though
21 November 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Within last decades, suspense thrillers have become trendy, and novelists and screenwriters try to create the source materials as mind-twisting and twisted as possible. While focusing on such a turn/twist, they form rather trivial story around it - intentionally or spontaneously. All this applies to the film in question, where the basic story is rather trivial, with keywords as middle-class family, jealousy, adultery... Well, a certain twist provides additional food for thought and even criminal moments, but all this is often difficult to follow, and collisions between someone and his/her younger version via traveling in time is not too compelling. The ending scenes add some action, but the solution is - well, you just shrug your shoulders...

As usual, Mads Mikkelsen gives a strong performance (in German), and there are a few scenes without his presence, but the rest are just good, not more; anyway, admirers of Mikkelsen and/or psychological drama thrillers do probably see more interesting angles.


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