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The Door (2009)

Die Tür (original title)
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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.


Anno Saul


Jan Berger (screenplay), Akif Pirinçci (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... David Andernach
Jessica Schwarz ... Maja Andernach
Valeria Eisenbart Valeria Eisenbart ... Leonie Andernach
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Siggi Butschma
Tim Seyfi ... Max Oelze
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff ... Paul Wiegand
Suzan Anbeh ... Susanne Wiegand
Heike Makatsch ... Gia
Nele Trebs ... Nele Wiegand
Thomas Arnold ... Edgar Keun
Karsten Dahlem Karsten Dahlem ... Polizist 1
René Lay ... Polizist 2
Christof Düro Christof Düro ... Fahrer Kleinbus
Lena Sabine Berg Lena Sabine Berg ... Henriette Zahnert (as Sabine Berg)
Patrick Heinrich Patrick Heinrich ... Segej


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.

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Mads Mikkelsen performed his lines in German. Although he can be understood quite well, it is still obvious that it is not his native language. Thus, his dialogue was dubbed by Ingo Hülsmann. The German DVD and Blu-ray include an additional audio track with Mikkelsen's original voice. See more »


[first lines]
Leonie Andernach: We were going to catch butterflies! Mom will be home soon. Please!
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Over-sophisticated European cinema - with a great performance though
21 November 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Within last decades, suspense thrillers have become trendy, and novelists and screenwriters try to create the source materials as mind-twisting and twisted as possible. While focusing on such a turn/twist, they form rather trivial story around it - intentionally or spontaneously. All this applies to the film in question, where the basic story is rather trivial, with keywords as middle-class family, jealousy, adultery... Well, a certain twist provides additional food for thought and even criminal moments, but all this is often difficult to follow, and collisions between someone and his/her younger version via traveling in time is not too compelling. The ending scenes add some action, but the solution is - well, you just shrug your shoulders...

As usual, Mads Mikkelsen gives a strong performance (in German), and there are a few scenes without his presence, but the rest are just good, not more; anyway, admirers of Mikkelsen and/or psychological drama thrillers do probably see more interesting angles.

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Release Date:

26 November 2009 (Germany) See more »

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Dolby Digital EX



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2.35 : 1
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