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Director:
Writers:
Jan Berger (screenplay)
Akif Pirinçci (novel)
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Release Date:
26 November 2009 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
103 min
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Trivia:
The film was set intentionally in no specific city or country so the story could take place in any Northern European city (the exterior shots were filmed mostly in Potsdam, Germany). This is recognizable by the fact that the vehicle licence plates have no format used in the EU, the uniforms of the police officers are just plain black and the police car has no markings.See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
It's a mad, mad, Mads, Mads world., 25 September 2011
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

Mads Mikkelsen stars in this highly impressive German sci-fi movie that uses one fantastical element to explore some dark and disturbing material, though superficially it may not seem all that unsettling until a finale that really piles on the revelations and forces you to think about all of the possible repercussions.

Mikkelsen plays David, an artist who's life takes a turn for the worse after the accidental death of his daughter. He blames himself, his wife blames him, it's his fault. He really shouldn't have popped along the street to have sex with a neighbour. Five years later, after he tries to kill himself, David follows a butterfly to a passageway that leads to a door that leads to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five years in the past. He may have a chance to save his daughter's life and fix his life. But what will that mean for the other version of David still oblivious to all of these strange developments and how will it affect David's daughter, wife and friends?

Anno Saul directs this headscratcher and does so without any unnecessary razzle dazzle. The concept itself is solid and the way in which we see David dealing with his new situation is both easy to follow and also intriguing as some interesting twists and turns occur.

The script by Jan Berger, based on text by Akif Pirincci, helps a lot with the way in which the plot unfurls without feeling too leisurely or too rushed. It's a rather simple tale, in essence, with a lot of moral complexity that grows and grows throughout.

Mikkelsen is superb in the main role, really showing a range of emotions as the man who gets a chance to put his life right and then begins to worry about the ramifications. Jessica Schwarz is equally good as his wife and Valeria Eisenbart does very well as the little girl who starts to suspect that her daddy is slightly different. In fact, everyone on screen is excellent.

All in all, this is an excellent sci-fi that really just uses a sci-fi plot device to keep the focus on drama and an exploration of human nature. It's worthwhile viewing and contains a lot that will make you ponder it long after the credits have rolled.

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