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The Door (2012)

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

Director:

István Szabó

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Magda Szabó (novel), István Szabó (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Emerenc's Mother
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An author forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

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Trivia

When they speak of paprika it is mispronounced. Hungarians ALWAYS pronounce it with the stress on the PAP, PAP-rika. Only English speakers would say Pap-RIKA. 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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Helen Mirren
30 August 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

she is the star. but in different mode. axis of story, her character is a pillar and window. the performance - long delicate precise chain of nuances is not a surprise. but the impression of new is powerful not only for the Hungarian soul of story, for the normal question why she accepts perform in a Central European film - her origins are not far than Mitteleurope, but for the excellent work. it is a beautiful film and the work of each actor is admirable. but she is the sun ray who gives something unique at all. and this is basic fact who recommend it. a detail who remember not the talent or the prizes, roles or genius but something special because her presence in cast is not a solution for advertising or clue for public but the perfect ingredient for an excellent show. a film about the past as skin of present. and a door. it is all.


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Release Date:

8 March 2012 (Hungary) See more »

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