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The Double (2014)

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Natalia Warner Natalia Warner
The Girl
Rade Serbedzija Rade Serbedzija
Frightening Old Man
Steve Saunders Steve Saunders
Moaning Man on Trolley
Joanna Finata Joanna Finata
Attractive Bar Girl
Jeanie Gold Jeanie Gold
Waitress
Catherine Delaloye Catherine Delaloye
Air Hostess
Danny Danny
Singer
Daniel Chapple Daniel Chapple
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Avi Korine Avi Korine
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Richard Ayoade Richard Ayoade
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The Double

3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 29 14:25
Here is a film that I admired more than I enjoyed or embraced. It clearly wears its influences too loudly with Brazil looming largely over every single frame. The Double suffers in the unintentional comparison, but it borrows the oppressive production design from that film while forsaking the human qualities. There’s also a sideways sense of humor that recalls the work of David Lynch, but again,... read more

An average movie

1 year, 4 months ago at Jul 2 9:18
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, I really struggled to get into this flick. First of all, I have to admit that I haven’t read this book from Dostoevsky (I probably should at some point) but the guy was a fascinating writer and the damned thing definitely had some potential. In... read more
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Description: A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger. The Double screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Taken in part from synopsis by Perry Seibert Read more at [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 20 March 2014
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"Watched via: DVD (Panasonic) Date: 08.14.20 Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery RE-watchability: 2** (out of 5)"


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"8.11. 2019 "The Double" is one of the more interesting recent Dostoevsky adaptations. Its main character is a shy guy known as Simon who works as a clerk in a government agency. One day Simon meets a young man who looks exactly like him but acts in a very different way. Suddenly Simon realizes that his life is falling apart and he has no idea why. The film sends a harsh but truthful message: being unique in a totalitarian society that only respects order is doomed to failure. Unfortunately, tha"


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An average movie

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, I really struggled to get into this flick. First of all, I have to admit that I haven’t read this book from Dostoevsky (I probably should at some point) but the guy was a fascinating writer and the damned thing definitely had some potential. In fact, I discovered that Roman Polanski had tried to launch his own version in the 90’s but, after John Travolta dropped a week before starting to shoot, the project collapsed soon afterwards which is such a shame since it seemed to be some great material for the Polish master. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it was not bad but this concept of a bleak dystopian bureaucratic society had ” read more

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The Double

“Here is a film that I admired more than I enjoyed or embraced. It clearly wears its influences too loudly with Brazil looming largely over every single frame. The Double suffers in the unintentional comparison, but it borrows the oppressive production design from that film while forsaking the human qualities. There’s also a sideways sense of humor that recalls the work of David Lynch, but again, it’s more obvious influence sleeve-wearing than it is successful adaption of said style.   The worst problem with The Double is the lead character of Simon, a diminished little creep that practically wreaks of Nice Guy™. You know the type, and if you don’t, ask the women in your life. He creepily moves into the apartment complex across the street from his object of obsession (Mia Wasiko” read more

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" Netflix- 1hr. 33min. First Viewing It's a little to cold for my liking but, even so, The Double is a fascinating and darkly comical portrait of a crumbling psyche, and clashing personalities. On the technical level, it's an interesting movie to behold; Richard Ayoade frames the movie in a moody, ominous light that works wonders. None of the film would work with Eisenberg though, who giving a pair of winning performances."


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