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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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pretty good film if you're patient 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

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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2.20 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
pretty good film if you're patient, 26 April 2005
Author: sljones44 from United States

There are some elements of Hitchcock in the film. The set up is annoyingly slow for some people, but it's quite rewarding. The message of the film, is to listen to your own self, not the doppelganger. the doppelganger is within us, not necessarily seen. The point of him seeing is doppelganger, is that his double has the temerity to do the things he (Hayasaki) couldn't do. As he becomes bolder and more amoral he wonders is he becoming the doppelganger? Is Hayashi becoming the worst part of himself? Or perhaps his double is the real suppressed Hayashi? He discovers his ruthless, ambitious, lustful self through his double. It would make an interesting remake with issues of duality and existentialism. If we could have a conversation with ourselves, what would we say? - what would our other self say to us? This would be a fascinating concept that was done in several films - most notably "Jo Jo Dancer, Your life is Calling" - "the ghost of Christmas future showing Jimmy Stewart's future without him and his effect on others. Also "Family Man" with Nicolas Cage explored this theme. DePalma's "Raising Cain" (to a lesser degree) I thought this premise was pretty good - some may think it was a bit underdeveloped, but I liked it.

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