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aka DIE TuR

Year: 2009
UK DVD: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Heike Makatsch, Nele Trebs
Director: Anno Saul
Country: Germany
Language: German (English subtitles)
UK: 99 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, sex and language
UK DVD Release Date: 18 April 2011


A festival acclaimed fantasy thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen, and an intriguing immersion in parallel worlds. David, a formerly successful painter, distressed by his daughter's death and his divorce from his wife, finds a mysterious door that allows him to take up his life at the point where it began to go awry. However what initially seems like a wonderful chance for a new beginning soon turns out to be a veritable horror scenario, since not everything in the past is quite as it seems...

The Door (Die Tur) is a dark fantasy-thriller centring on a broken man, given a second chance at life following a tragic accident.

David Andernach seemingly had it all; a successful painter with a wealthy home in the suburbs, a devoted wife Maja and a beautiful young daughter, Leonie. But one summer's day, instead of taking Leonie on a trip into the forest to catch butterflies, he stays behind to wile away the afternoon with his mistress Gia. Returning, he finds that Leonie has drowned after falling into the family pool.

We meet David again five years later, shabby, divorced, and not having painted in years. But after being driven by guilt to try to drown himself in the very same pool, he's led by a butterfly to a hidden tunnel that opens onto the very day Leonie died. However David's joy at what initially appears to be a chance for redemption soon fades as it dawns everything in the past is not as it seems.

Playing out in the vein of a Greek tragedy, The Door is both an accomplished supernatural thriller and a dark moral fable, adapted from the 2001 novel "Die Damalstuer" by Akif Pirinçci, widely regarded as Germany's Stephen King.


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