Telepool will handle world sales for Anno Saul's mystery thriller The Door (Die Tuer) based on Akif Pirincci's 2001 novel Die Damalstuer.

The film began shooting in Berlin last week.

The co-production between Wueste Film and Senator Film Produktion stars the internationally known Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen - who worked with Wueste Film last year on Ole Christian Madsen's thriller Flame & Citron, Jessica Schwarz (Buddenbrooks), Thomas Thieme (The Lives Of Others) and Heike Makatsch (Love, Actually).

Backing for the project, which previously had the working title of Past Perfect and will be released theatrically in Germany by Senator Film Verleih, has come from Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, the German Federal Film Board (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

Author Pirincci is best known for his 'cat crime fiction' series centring on the feline detective Felidae, which spawned an animation feature film under the same name by Senator Film in 1994.