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The Double (2013)

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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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Melanie
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Harris
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The Colonel
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Kiki
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Simon's Mother
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Strange Woman
Jon Korkes ...
Detective
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Young Detective
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Liz
Bruce Byron ...
Skinhead
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Janitor (as J Mascis)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2014 (UK)  »

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Dvojnik  »

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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-martial" extended scene, the central member of the court-martial board is played by Laurence Fox, the brother-in-law of the director Richard Ayoade. See more »

Quotes

James: You can't be doing anything gay. No ice-cream cones.
Simon: I like ice cream.
James: Of course. It's delicious. Ice cream is fine in a cup, but in a cone is gay unless you're with a woman at the time.
Simon: Anything else?
James: No riding on a motorcycle with another man. Exceptions are drive-by shootings, bomb throwings and purse snatchings. Anything else is gay.
Simon: You seem to know a lot about this.
James: Defense wins championships.
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East Virginia
Performed by Danny & The Islanders
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what a great piece of filmmaking
10 August 2014 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I was surprised to see the bad reviews on IMDb. This is actually the most creative, enigmatic, philosophical and visually stunning film I've seen in a long time (and MUCH better than the disappointing Villeneuve's "Enemy"). Every scene is made in an unusual and unexpected way...enhancing the awkwardness of the characters and the story as a whole. From the very first 10 minutes I knew I was watching something really special.

"Submarine" was cute, but this is the film that definitely makes Ayoade one of the most promising directors nowadays. Can't wait to see what he's gonna do next.


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