Someone Behind the Door

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Someone Behind the Door
Someone Behind the Door.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Nicolas Gessner
Produced by Raymond Danon
Written by Marc Behm
Nicolas Gessner
Jacques Robert
Lorenzo Ventavoli
Starring Charles Bronson
Anthony Perkins
Jill Ireland
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Cinematography Pierre Lhomme
Edited by Victoria Mercanton
Lira Films
Release date
15 September 1971 (USA premiere)
Running time
97 minutes
Country France
Language English

Someone Behind the Door is a 1971 French crime-drama film directed by Nicolas Gessner. The original French title was Quelqu'un derrière la porte, and in the UK it was twice retitled as Two Minds For Murder (theatrical title) and Brainkill (VHS title). The film was shot on location in Folkestone, England.[1]


A neurosurgeon hires an amnesiac to murder his wife, believing that the man will have no memory of what he had done, providing him a perfect alibi.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Charles Bronson The Stranger
Anthony Perkins Laurence Jeffries
Jill Ireland Frances Jeffries
Henri Garcin Paul Damien
Adriano Magistretti Andrew
Agathe Natanson Lucy


Almost all of the film was shot at various locations in Folkestone. Key locations include Folkestone Harbour and Beach.[2]


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