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Behind the Red Door (2003)

R | | Drama | 12 January 2003 (USA)
A dying man must reunite with his sister to face their family's violent past and find peace in their lives.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyra Sedgwick ... Natalie
Kiefer Sutherland ... Roy
Stockard Channing ... Julia
Chuck Shamata ... Father
Hannah Lochner ... Young Natalie
Corey Staden Corey Staden ... Young Roy
Philip Craig ... Detective Kinzer
Jason Carter ... Sonny
Laura Press Laura Press ... Michelle
Ian Eugene Ryan ... Arthur (as Ian Ryan)
William Colgate ... Dr. Goldberg
Joseph Rutten Joseph Rutten ... Uncle Ernest
Mary Walsh ... Anna
Frank Holden Frank Holden ... Driver
Matt Sharpe Matt Sharpe ... George
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Storyline

The talented photographer Natalie is having financial difficulties in New York. Her friend and agent Julia finds a two day job in Boston for US$ 20,000.00, and the reluctant Natalie accepts the work due to her need of money. When she arrives, she finds that she was hired by her arrogant gay brother Roy, a successful designer. Natalie has broken the relationship and they have not seen each other for ten years. When she finishes her assignment, Roy asks her to stay one more day for his birthday party, and after that he tells her that he has AIDS. Natalie stays with him and along his last days, their resentments change to fraternal love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vörös ajtó titka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Natalie: [voice over] And if I ever became Miss America, he said, I shouldn't wish for world peace; just peace in our family.
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Submerged
Written by Vegasphere
Performed by Vegasphere
Courtesy of Something Inviting Records
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Excellent
11 August 2003 | by p_yannaSee all my reviews

I knew next to nothing about this film and rented mainly because I have loved Kiefer Sutherland since I first saw him in Stand by me (and that's a difficult movie to love him in)

His performance is simply perfection, never becoming too sympathetic, never losing touch of the character. Oddly, what has stayed with me is the flashback scene of him applying makeup on his dead mother's face, lipstick shaking in his hands.

This is a complex and beautiful film, focussing on the relationship between brother and sister, rather than the glamorous world they are both working in or the mystery of who killed their mother.

I know I must see this film again. I strongly recommend it.


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