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The Door (2012)

A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

Director:

István Szabó

Writers:

Magda Szabó (novel), István Szabó (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Emerenc
Martina Gedeck ... Magda
Károly Eperjes ... Tibor
Gábor Koncz Gábor Koncz ... Lieutenant Colonel
Enikö Börcsök Enikö Börcsök ... Sutu
Ági Szirtes Ági Szirtes ... Polett
Erika Marozsán ... Évike Grossmann
Ildikó Tóth Ildikó Tóth ... Doctor
Mari Nagy Mari Nagy ... Adél
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Mr. Brodarics
Lajos Kovács Lajos Kovács ... Handyman
Csaba Pindroch Csaba Pindroch ... Emerenc's Nephew
Dénes Ujlaky Dénes Ujlaky ... Emerenc's Grandfather
Anna Szandtner Anna Szandtner ... Young Emerenc
Réka Tenki Réka Tenki ... Emerenc's Mother
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A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

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Drama

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Country:

Hungary | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2012 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Tras la puerta See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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$871,494
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Cameo: director Istvan Szabo appears as doctor in the hospital See more »

Goofs

When Emernc and Magda are arguing about 'kitsch', Emernc stomps into the entryway and dumps the boot holding the umbrellas onto the floor. As she does, she is standing on a red rug, but when the camera angle switches to display the umbrellas and the boot, the rug is no where to be seen. As the camera shot switches, the rug is back. See more »

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A Rare Gem
21 September 2014 | by esteemdancers-1See all my reviews

A few times in ones lifetime they have the great fortune to discover a Jewel of a film. This movie is a Rare Gem. Few films are made with such passion and beauty. You must watch this movie. However you do not watch it as much as you savor it as you would a fine wine.

The synopsis for this movie states, "This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid." I was curious as to why it was so minimized a synopsis. Upon viewing the movie after only 25 minutes it was so clear to me why. There are not words precious enough to describe the synopsis/plot of this story.

Relationships as complex, beautiful and enduring as that which exist between these two women are beyond explanation. Starring Helen Mirren and Martina Gedeck.


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