The Door (2012 film)

The Door (Hungarian: Az ajtó) is a 2012 English-language Hungarian drama film directed by István Szabó and starring Martina Gedeck and Helen Mirren.[2] It is based on the Hungarian novel of the same name concerning the relationship of a novelist (Gedeck) and her eccentric maid (Mirren) in early-1970s Hungary. [3]

The Door
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Film poster
Directed byIstván Szabó
Written byIstván Szabó
Andrea Vészits
Magda Szabó
Produced byJenő Hábermann
Sándor Söth
StarringHelen Mirren
CinematographyElemér Ragályi
Distributed byMokép[1]
Release date
  • 8 March 2012 (2012-03-08)
Running time
97 minutes

The film was selected to be featured in the competition programme at the 34th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] It also won the Michael Curtiz Audience Award at the Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles in November 2012.[5][6]



  • Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles – Michael Curtiz Audience Award: The Door (2012)


  1. ^ "The Door-Hungarian Box Office". Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 135. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  3. ^ "The Door". Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Szabó Film in Competition in Moscow". Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles". hufestival. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  6. ^ "A Vizsga nyerte a Los Angeles-i Magyar Filmfesztivált". Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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