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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's Mother
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Storyline

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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The drawing Hannah tears up and throws away evokes Magritte's "Not to Be Reproduced," a painting commissioned by his patron, Edward James. Two identical images of James are depicted in the painting but his face is not shown. The protagonist and his double are named James. See more »

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Simon: I don't know how to be myself. It's like I'm permanently outside myself. Like, like you could push your hands straight through me if you wanted to. And I can see the type of man I want to be versus the type of man I actually am and I know that I'm doing it but I'm incapable of what needs to be done. I'm like Pinocchio, a wooden boy. Not a real boy. And it kills me.
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"What Was That All About?"
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I loved this film. It's a hard one to understand at first, and you may feel a little alienated and confused at first, but if you stick it out you'll get the gist. The film plays out like a nightmare, another review said, and I think that not only is that a perfect description, but also that that's just what the director intended. Because the film is just Simon's nightmare. The whole thing is a masterpiece with some real moments of humour and heartbreak, and I thought it was wonderful. It's become one of my favourites! And that ending! Just wow! Trust me, you will be blown away - perfectly put together and a fine example of modern film.


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