DVD Review: The Door

DVD Review: The Door (dir. Anno Saul, Germany 2009)
The Door (2009)

What if Alfred Hitchcock directed a version of Dr Who?

Or perhaps even an episode of the Twilight Zone?

The result would probably resemble German thriller The Door, which mixes Hitchcock-like suspense with a clever time-travel plot.

The film follows Mads Mikkelsen‘s character, David, whose life spirals out of control after the death of his daughter.

A failed suicide attempt leads David to a door that takes him to five years into the past where he is able to prevent the death of his daughter and begins to live the life he could have had.

But, as is this case with most doors, they work two ways and when David discovers he is not the only person to seize the opportunity of travelling back in time, the film becomes a thriller about him maintaining cover as well as the family he never should have had.

The Door is a great example of an adult fairytale and follows in the footsteps of films like The Orphanage.

At its core, the film is a story about how adults cope with grief and the lengths they (or anyone else would go to) to get a second chance.

It’s coupled with an ingenious plot that keeps you guessing and yet remains believable at a human level.

Mads Mikkelsen, who’s previous credits include playing the main villain in Casino Royale, is convincing as a man desperate for a second chance and switches seamlessly to a rogue protecting his own dark secrets with ease.

If you enjoyed films like The Orphanage or The I Inside, or you’re in the mood for a darker more modern take on The Twilight Zone, then open up a copy of The Door which is available to buy from Amazon from April 18.

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