December 22, 2006


THE DOOR poster

Li Shaohong, the only female director in China's Fifth Generation, caught the attention of international audiences with BAOBER IN LOVE, which was like a more psychotic, less cutesy AMELIE. Now she's back with her first feature film since then, THE DOOR, a psychological thriller shot in vibrant colors. The logline reads:

"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…"

Here's the trailer for the movie, hosted by Variety, and I've been told that it's a little non-representative. It puts the focus firmly on the action and the horror elements in an attempt to get a younger audience into the theater, but I'm assured that it's really much more of a psychological thriller. A psychological thriller with the SWAT team? I'm intrigued.

Right click here to download (select save as) THE DOOR trailer as a .wmv file.

December 22, 2006 at 05:23 PM in Trailers | Permalink


Uncle Grady! That's a cool clip. You're so lucky to get to see this stuff all the time. You gotta come down to Beaufort with Amanda soon!
Carson Moore

Posted by: Carson Moore | Dec 27, 2006 11:52:48 AM

You know, just the other day I was thinking to myself: "You know what the world needs? A Chinese remake of Jacob's Ladder."

Posted by: Scott Hamilton | Dec 27, 2006 8:12:38 PM

Can you make this stop playing automatically?

Posted by: Andrew Cunningham | Jan 3, 2007 1:04:28 PM

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