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Director:
Writers:
Ken Furusawa (written by) &
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (written by)
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Release Date:
27 September 2003 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
What if your worst nightmare...turned out to be you?
Plot:
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Two For Him, Fun For You... See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kôji Yakusho ... Michio Hayasaki
Hiromi Nagasaku ... Nagai Yuka
Yûsuke Santamaria ... Kimishima
Masahiro Toda ... Aoki
Hitomi Satô ... Takano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Emoto ... Michio's Superior

Directed by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
 
Writing credits
Ken Furusawa (written by) &
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (written by)

Produced by
Motoo Kawabata .... producer
Takayuki Nitta .... producer
Atsushi Sato .... producer
Atsuyuki Shimoda .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Noriyuki Mizuguchi 
 
Film Editing by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
Masahiro Ônaga 
 

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Also Known As:
"Dopperugengâ" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
107 min | France:100 min
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Two For Him, Fun For You..., 30 November 2011
Author: loogenhausen from United States

This is definitely Kurosawa's most overt black comedy that's conveniently disguised as a sci-fi piece. If Kubrick were still alive and happened to marry David Lynch in a surprise gay wedding and then they decided to adopt a Japanese baby, that baby would be Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Blammo! The dark humor and simmering subtext gel nicely here and definitely warrant repeated viewings. You won't find creeps and crawls like in Kurosawa's other films such as Pulse, Retribution, Cure or Seance. I guess Charisma is the closest thing to compare it to, but Doppelganger is Kurosawa's funniest film by far. It's not for everyone, but then again if you're reading this review, it's probably right up your alley.

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