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The Double (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller  |  4 April 2014 (UK)
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A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.

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Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simons exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simons horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. Written by StudioCanal

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$14,646 (USA) (9 May 2014)

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$200,268 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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In the "Replicator court Marshall" extended scene, the central member of the court Marshall board is played by Laurence Fox, Son of James Fox who plays the Colonel. See more »

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Detective: There aren't too many like you. Are there Simon?
Simon: I'd like to think I'm pretty unique.
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Creative film making
24 April 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What happens if you are a genuinely nice person? Willing to go the extra mile for others, always submissive to the wishes of your family and are generally a nice guy. You are taken for granted and treated like dirt. By your folks, colleagues and even the girl you so fancy treats you as a nonexistent entity.

As if this was not discouraging enough, a new colleague joins who is identical to you in appearance but has the completely opposite personality.

A smart telling of the Dostoevsky novel about a person who has the capacity to tolerate everything but his own double whose existence causes him a dilemma: continue to silently tolerate everything or change and adapt.

Perhaps not the easiest of movies to watch but its quirky wit and creative cinematography will win you over.


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