A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women. Magda Szabó (novel), István Szabó (screenplay) Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes. The dialogue is clumsy in translation, the great director István Szabó seems to have lost his subtlety and his eye for performance. July 14, | Full Review. The Door (Hungarian: Az ajtó) is a English-language Hungarian drama film directed by István Szabó and starring Martina Gedeck and Helen Mirren.
When Emerenc, the central character of István Szabó's "The Door," sweeps the pavement to rid it of snow, she looks like she's fighting an. PM PST 2/10/ by Deborah Young Szabo, The Door describes the unusual relationship between a well-to-do novelist and her poor, elderly maid.