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The Door (2009)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Valeria Eisenbart ...
Leonie Andernach
Thomas Thieme ...
Siggi Butschma
Max Oelze
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Paul Wiegand
Susanne Wiegand
Nele Trebs ...
Nele Wiegand
Thomas Arnold ...
Edgar Keun
Karsten Dahlem ...
Polizist 1
René Lay ...
Polizist 2
Christof Düro ...
Fahrer Kleinbus
Lena Sabine Berg ...
Henriette Zahnert (as Sabine Berg)
Patrick Heinrich ...


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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Mads Mikkelsen performed his lines in German. Although he can be understood quite well, it is still obvious that it is not his native language. Thus, his dialogue was dubbed by Ingo Hülsmann. The German DVD and Blu-ray include an additional audio track with Mikkelsen's original voice. See more »

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Moving story around time travel. The usually annoying paradoxes do not stand in the way of enjoying it fully
24 April 2011 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the "Imagine" film festival 2011 in Amsterdam. It's about time travel, and the usual unavoidable paradoxes make me cringe on average. Don't ask me, for instance, how and why the main character moves 5 years back in time to arrive exactly a few minutes before the dramatic drowning of his daughter. Of course (?), he arrives just in time to rescue her and to literally start a new life. And then he suddenly meets his five years younger counterpart...

Though similar issues could be spotted at will, this time there were so many compensating factors that I completely looked past them. We see normal human beings act in their environment, a well-to-do villa neighborhood, with no technical hocus pocus in sight. Several moving moments in the story will entertain a wide audience. You have to trust me in this, as I cannot tell more without spoiling.

When leaving the theater, I gave an "excellent" score for the public prize competition. The average geek who is in constant need of technicalities and gadgets, won't have much fun. But every other "normal" viewer will be satisfied with the casting, the acting, and the setting. Go see it for yourself, and bring your family with you. Don't be afraid that the usual time travel devices will come in the way, since there aren't any.

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