The Door
2012
Genre
Drama
Director
Istvan Szabo
Status
Completed
Duration
100 min
Genre
Drama
Director
Istvan Szabo
Status
Completed
Duration
100 min
Synopsis
Magda, a female writer struggling for success, employs an elderly woman called Emerence to be her housekeeper. From their first encounter, it is clear that Emerence is no ordinary maid. Although everyone in the neighbourhood knows and respects her, no one knows anything about her private life or has ever been allowed to enter her home. However, a dramatic event in the writer’s life prompts Emerence to unveil glimpses of her traumatic past – a past which sheds light on her very peculiar behavior. The Door brilliantly illustrates the bond as it develops between these two very different women and, ultimately, the tragic end of their relationship.
Cast
Helen Mirren
Martina Gedeck
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