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Jan Berger (screenplay)
Akif Pirinçci (novel)
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Release Date:
26 November 2009 (Germany) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Mads Mikkelsen ... David Andernach

Jessica Schwarz ... Maja Andernach
Valeria Eisenbart ... Leonie Andernach
Thomas Thieme ... Siggi Butschma

Tim Seyfi ... Max Oelze
Stefan Gebelhoff ... Paul Wiegand

Suzan Anbeh ... Susanne Wiegand

Heike Makatsch ... Gia
Nele Trebs ... Nele Weigant
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 ... Segej
Robert Bagelmann ... Rothaariger Junge
Kevin Werner ... Rothaariger Junge - alt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ingo Hülsmann ... David Andernach (voice)
Corinna Borchert ... Nachbarin (uncredited)
Rüdiger Kühmstedt ... Nachbar (uncredited)

Directed by
Anno Saul 
Writing credits
Jan Berger (screenplay)

Akif Pirinçci (novel "Die Damalstür")

Produced by
Christine Derrer .... assistant producer
Christoph Müller .... co-producer
Stefan Schubert .... producer
Ralph Schwingel .... producer
Bjoern Vosgerau .... producer
Original Music by
Fabian Römer 
Cinematography by
Bella Halben 
Film Editing by
Andreas Radtke 
Casting by
Deborah Congia 
Production Design by
Börries Hahn-Hoffmann 
Costume Design by
Katrin Aschendorf 
Makeup Department
Thomas Foldberg .... special makeup effects artist (as Thomas Folderberg)
Morten Jacobsen .... special makeup effects artist
Barbara Kreuzer .... makeup artist (hair stylist)
Kathi Kullack .... additional makeup artist
Alexandra Lebedynski .... additional makeup artist (as Alexandra Skrzypczak)
Katharina Nädelin .... makeup artist (hair stylist)
Production Management
Christian Benesch .... assistant production
Jerôme Dupuis .... assistant production
Nina Hilzinger .... unit manager
Ingrid Holzapfel .... production manager
Christian Kaps .... assistant production
Christian Vennefrohne .... post-production supervisor
Peter Wilms .... set manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Brück .... first assistant director
Christian Kaps .... assistant second assistant director
Ulla Bay Kronenberger .... second assistant director (as Ulla Bay Lührssen)
Ulla Bay Kronenberger .... third assistant director
Art Department
Heribert Biermann .... prop driver
James Cowley .... set builder
Peggy Dix .... property master: indoor
Gila Hüholdt .... assistant production designer
Benjamin Kniebe .... storyboard artist
Michael Lenz .... painter
Kathrin Namrodzki .... assistant production designer (as Kathrin Najmrodzki)
Paul Anthony Olive .... assistant property master
Harry Rischmüller .... property master: outdoor
Seth Turner .... construction manager
Annelie Wheeler .... graphic artist
Sound Department
David Arnold .... adr recordist
Richard Borowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicole Graul .... foley editor
Sascha Heiny .... adr recordist
Andreas Henke .... adr recordist
Jörg Klinkenberg .... foley artist
Jörg Krieger .... production sound mixer
Christian Lerch .... dolby consultant
Bernd Martiensen .... dialogue editor
Christoph Oertel .... foley mixer
Kai Storck .... sound designer
Kai Storck .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Thutewohl .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Roland Buda .... special effects
Roland Tropp .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Stefanie Boese .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Sebastian Elsner .... pipeline technical director: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Rainer Gombos .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Grund .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Jan Hektor .... cgi animatior: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Kerstin Kensy .... visual effects coordinator: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Florian Martin .... lead digital colorist
Natalie Meffert .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Michael Paget .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Sven Pannicke .... visual effects producer: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Jan Piccart .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Christian Pundschus .... cgi artist: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Jakub Stejskal .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Robert Tucker .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Tino Waschke .... visual effects artist
Jonathan Weber .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Julian Weiss .... match move artist: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Joern Weisspfennig .... cgi technical director: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Dori Horvath .... stunts
Jürgen Klein .... stunts
Sönke Korries .... stunts
Uwe Mansshardt .... stunts
Ronnie Paul .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexandra Anderlik .... additional electrician
Thomas 'Ape' Apel .... second dolly grip
Ben Bernhard .... first assistant camera:second unit
Steffen Birker .... electrician
Felix Buensche .... additional electrician (as Felix Bünsche)
Roman Gutt .... additional electrician
Martin Jahnke .... additional electrician
Gert Kappes .... underwater camera
Klaus Kennemann .... gaffer
Thorsten Klein .... lighting assistant
Nadja Klier .... still photographer
Andreas Knäblein .... additional electrician
Toni Krause .... lighting trainee
Flemming Laybourn .... steadicam operator
Daniel Leibold .... first assistant camera
Johannes Päch .... second dolly grip
Jan Quaas .... electrician
Matthias Schäfer .... key grip
Carsten Thoms .... balloon light technician
Marco Uggiano .... cinematographer: second unit
Sascha Vogel .... additional electrician
Jakob von Lenthe .... second assistant camera
Heinz Wehsling .... steadicam operator
Sascha Werdehausen .... steadicam focus puller
Philipp Werner .... video operator
Martin Wittlich .... additional electrician
Casting Department
Patrick Dreikauss .... casting director: children
Marcel Dykiert .... extras casting
Iris Müller .... extras casting
Katrin Poppelbaum .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anastasia Beljajewa .... additional dresser
Tina-Jane Krohn .... assistant costume designer
Silke Loehmann .... tailor (as Silke Löhmann)
Natali Stefanovic .... dresser
Editorial Department
Sonja Baeger .... assistant editor
Silvia Kubisch .... color timer: rushes
Steffen Paul .... on-line editor
Maiken Priedemann .... color timer: rushes
Music Department
Pia Hoffmann .... music supervisor
Steffen Kaltschmid .... arranger
Transportation Department
Christoph Schoepe .... production driver
Denis Seeligmann .... production driver
Other crew
Mira Amari .... acting coach
Darius Ghanai .... title designer
Dewi Grobecker .... production accountant
Maxim Juretzka .... assistant location manager
Oliver Kanter .... extras coordinator
Uwe Kolbe .... legal & business affairs
Susanne Liebetrau .... script supervisor
Birgit Nentwig .... production coordinator
Torsten Oppel .... location manager
Dorothea Trebs .... child supervisor: Nele Trebs
Emilio Winschetti .... location scout
Frauke Anja Koch .... thanks
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler .... thanks
Colm Meaney .... thanks
Ulrich Moeller-Joergensen .... thanks
Wanja Mues .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Tür" - Germany (original title)
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103 min
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful. reap what you sow in the village of the damned, 4 May 2014
Author: bcheng93 from ny ny

let's start off by saying that Mads Mikkelsen has never been in a bad or unwatchable movie and he just continues to impress with every movie that he gets involved in. in case you've never heard of him, he was the main baddie in " casino royale ", he was one of arthurs swordsmen in " King Arthur " and i thought he really stood out among the other ensemble leads in that movie. last year he was the co-lead along with Shia Leboeuf in " the necessary death of Charlie Countryman ". Uber talented actor and finally getting worldwide attention and in my opinion one of our planets finest male actors. just look at that shows so many emotions and he can do everything and has done everything from comedy to action.

this is one of the best movies i have watched in a long time and, i had been saving this movie for a while cause i knew it was going to be a good movie and boy!...,it sure didn't disappoint. the genre of this movie is very hard to describe, i would say it is a sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, thriller and finally drama.

as soon as you turn on the movie you are hooked into the story. the story is about a famous married artist(Mikkelsen) and his wife who works for a major pharmaceutical company and they have a lovely 7 year old daughter. while his wife is out working, he works from his home and also watches over the daughter when she is home. he has a very bad problem or addiction where he is not a one woman guy. he often slips out while at home watching his daughter to go to a neighbors house and shag her. the neighbor threatens to tell his wife if he breaks up this arrangement. during one of these trysts his daughter slips in the huge backyard close to the pool, with her shoelaces untied and she falls into the pool and her laces get caught in a filter at the bottom of the pool. Mikkelsen comes back from the neighbors house just not in time to save his little girl...cause he couldn't undo the laces that were caught in the filter. she dies and his already rocky marriage crumbles( the wife knows that he has cheated on her many times).

cut 5 years down the line and the artist is now a shell of a man and his wife has remarried his best friend and former student. he regrets what has happened terribly, so much in fact where he has tried to commit suicide and is literally a functioning bum. one night he goes to his ex- wifes place just so he can see her...but she doesn't want to see him cause it causes to much pain, but she still cares about him. he leaves and goes back to their old house and in the yard he jumps in the pool and tries to kill himself. he looked particularly bad that night, that worried his ex-wife so she tells her husband(former student and still best friend) to go and make sure hes OK. suffice to say that his friend gets there in time and jumps in and pulls him out. they separate and he wanders around till he gets to a spot where there is a lot of shrubs and bushes and he spots a hidden entrance.

something makes him go in and it turns into a dark gloomy tunnel. he continues down the tunnel till hes almost at the end and he can actually see a ratty wooden door. he opens the door and by opening the door he gets a chance at redeeming his past life(5 years ago) and starting over. but wait...has he actually opened up a Pandoras box?????

shows you that you can make movies at minimal budgets and still have it be a world class movie. all the leads were great, you really got into the movie and the minimal score was awesome, it set the tone so well in every situation in the movie. good movies like this need to be seen by more people, but alas, it rarely does, every-bodies into watching big budget blockbusters or silly over-gored horror movies or dumb comedies.

again...this was an awesome movie and i'm still thinking about it and it will not be a movie i will forget, as a matter of fact every movie with Mads in it i remember, even when he gets minor roles the guy still stands out. Mads, you rock!

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