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November 03, 2006

DETAILS ON THE DOOR

The Door

One of the movies I've been excited about for a while is THE DOOR, the first horror film from China's Li Shaohong. Li is the only female director from China's Fifth Generation and she's best known overseas for BAOBER IN LOVE, her eye-popping riff on AMELIE that managed to roll in first love, the modernization of Beijing, mental illness and felinophobia into one stunning package.

THE DOOR is a psychological thriller in the vein of Polanski or Hitchcock and the logline reads as follows:

The Door"Against the backdrop of contemporary China, the story centers on a young intellectual who feels 'marginalized' and is losing out in the ever changing society, and whose dignity and pride rest solely on the relationship with his beautiful girlfriend. When the girlfriend suddenly walks out from him, he becomes so distraught that he embarks on an ominous journey to find her and the truth behind the breakup…"

Originally slated for a December 1st release, its release date has been pushed back to mid-January due to the release schedule of the lead actor Chen Kun and to the fact that CONFESSIONS OF PAIN and CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER are coming out in December. The special effects and stunt work are being finalized now (the stunts are courtesy of the Hong Kong team that took the falls and crashed the cars for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3) and the trailer should be ready soon. Look for it here.

(By the way, those are the new posters for the film. I like the old poster a little better but still they're not half bad)

November 3, 2006 at 10:40 AM in News | Permalink

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