Someone Behind the Door

Someone Behind the Door (French: Quelqu'un derrière la porte) is a 1971 French crime-drama film directed by Nicolas Gessner. 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]

Someone Behind the Door
Film poster
Directed byNicolas Gessner
Produced byRaymond Danon
Written byMarc Behm
Nicolas Gessner
Jacques Robert
Lorenzo Ventavoli
StarringCharles Bronson
Anthony Perkins
Jill Ireland
Music byGeorges Garvarentz
CinematographyPierre Lhomme
Edited byVictoria Mercanton
Lira Films
Release date
15 September 1971 (US premiere)
Running time
97 minutes


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

Charles BronsonThe Stranger
Anthony PerkinsLaurence Jeffries
Jill IrelandFrances Jeffries
Henri GarcinPaul Damien
Adriano MagistrettiAndrew
Agathe NatansonLucy


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


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