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Doppelganger (2003)

Dopperugengâ (original title)
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Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His ... See full summary »

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Michio Hayasaki
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Nagai Yuka
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Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His doppelganger appears to help him out of the rut he has created for himself. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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What if your worst nightmare...turned out to be you?


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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A wickedly pleasant experience
18 March 2006 | by (Salt Lake City, UT) – See all my reviews

One of these days, I'll see one of these so-called "horror" films that Kiyoshi Kurosawa directs. This and "Bright Future" are the only two I've seen thus far and both were completely unexpected. Don't let the American box art deceive you: it's not a "frightening" film.

However, it's fantastic. And truly bizarre. Assigning this film a genre is a ridiculous exercise. It shifts seamlessly between moments of high emotional drama, absurdist comedy, and violence.

And underneath it all is an interesting exploration of the concept of self: The reconciliation of who one wants to be, who one is trying to avoid becoming, and who one is. As the credits rolled, I laughed, impressed.

Don't go into the film with expectations. Just try it.


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