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DOOR, THE (TÜR, DIE)

DOOR, THE
photo © Wueste Film/Senator Film 2009/Nadja Klier

The mystery thriller's action centers on the formerly successful painter David who has lost control over his life after being responsible for the death of his seven-year-old daughter Leonie through a fatal decision. One day, five years later, he discovers a door which will give him the opportunity to start all over again. However, what initially appears to be 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.


Anno Saul was born in 1963 in Bonn. He initially studied at the Jesuit College for Philosophy in Munich, followed by studies from 1985-1990 at the University of Television & Film, also in Munich. His films include: Unter Freunden (short, 1990), Und morgen faengt das Leben an (TV, 1995), Alte Liebe - Alte Suende (TV, 1996), Blind Date (TV, 1997), Zur Zeit zu zweit (TV, 1998), Green Desert (Gruene Wueste, 1999), Die Novizin (TV, 2002), Kebab Connection (2004), Where is Fred? (Wo ist Fred?, 2006), and The Door (Die Tuer, 2009).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Anno Saul
Screenplay Jan Berger
Cinematography Bella Halben
Andreas Radtke
Fabian Roemer
Boerries Hahn-Hoffmann
Cast Tim Seyfi, Valeria Eisenbart, Thomas Thieme, Jessica Schwarz, Mads Mikkelsen, Heike Makatsch
Producers Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert
Co-Producer Christoph Müller
Production Companies Wüste Film/Hamburg, Wüste Film Ost/Berlin, in co-production with Senator Film Produktion
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Pusan 2009, Berlin 2010 (German Cinema), CPH:PIX Copenhagen 2010, Sitges 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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