The Door (Die Tür)
Sunday, September 30, 8:45 pm
North American Premiere
Starring the acclaimed Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Valhalla Rising) and German standout Jessica Schwarz (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), and based on the novel by Turkish-German author Akif Pirinçci: This mystery thriller’s action centers on the formerly successful painter, David, who has lost control over his life after causing the death of his seven-year-old daughter Leonie. One day, five years later, he discovers a door which gives him the opportunity to start all over again. What initially appears to be a wonderful chance for a new beginning turns out into a horrifying scenario as not everything in the “past” is quite as it seems.
Germany (2009), 103 min. (35mm film projection)
In German with English subtitles
Director: Anno Saul Screenwriter: Jan Berger
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Heike Makatsch, Valeria Eisenbart
World Sales: Global Screen
Director Anno Saul was born in 1963 in Bonn. He studied in Munich at both the Jesuit College for Philosophy and at the University of Television & Film (1985-1990). His films include: Green Desert (1999), Kebab Connection (2004) and Where is Fred? (2006).