Drama | 100 mins | 2012
Magda, a female writer struggling for success, employs an elderly woman called Emerence to be her housekeeper.
Festivals & Awards
Moscow Interantional Film Festival 2012 Official Selection Competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012
Istanbul International Film Festival 2012
Galway International Film Festival 2012
Cast & Credits
Director: Istvan Szabo
Cast: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck
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.