Nina Shorina's 1986 classic Door has a dramatic opening as a giant of a man stands outside an upstairs window and then dives towards the ground, to pick himself up as nimbly as an Olympic gymnast. The next entrant strolls up to the front door, briefcase in hand, only to briskly pass the door and shinny up the drainpipe. A young lad watches in bemusement as an elderly lady, shopping bag at the ready, is let down from the highest window in a basket, being greeted most politely by her drainpipe shinnying neighbour . To a variety of musical accompaniments, usually cheerful, the boy witnesses a procession of bizarre occurrences with residents ignoring the door and making their precarious way in and out of their dwelling, none more so than the bride in danger of being thrown from the balcony towards her betrothed. When the boy proceeds to demonstrate that the door is actually open his advice is ignored by the good citizens. Thus Nina wittily demonstrates the failings in the Soviet, communist world at a time just before perestroika opened doors to the west and outside. The stop motion animation is the first in a trilogy of films made by this great master of Russian animation. I have the full set myself but a small price secures Masters of Russian Animation, Vol. 4 where the movie may be enjoyed in all its glory. The building with its crumbling edifice and rather grand door is a masterpiece of set design and I found the lighting extraordinary.