Secret Beyond the Door

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 7:00pm
While on holiday in Mexico, Celia, a beautiful young heiress, meets and falls in love with Mark Lamphere, the owner of a journal on architecture. Although she knows virtually nothing about Mark's past, Celia decides to marry him. She soon realises that something is wrong. Mark has a son by a previous, doomed marriage, and also has a morbid fascination for murder. What intrigues Celia most is a locked door in her husband's mansion, a door to a room she must never seeā€¦ Chillingly atmospheric and beautifully shot in the style of the classic film noir directors of the period, it's very nearly a return to Lang's earlier fantasy horror films of the 1920s and 1930s, with Freudian references, long shadows and a lurking sense of menace. - filmdefrance (Fritz Lang, 1948, 35mm print courtesy of the British Film Institute)