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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simon / James
... Hannah
... Mr Papadopoulos
... Melanie
... Harris
... The Colonel
... Kiki
... Simon's Mother
Gabrielle Downey ... Strange Woman
... Detective
... Young Detective
... Guard / Doctor
... Liz
Bruce Byron ... Skinhead
... 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,646, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$200,268, 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 »

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Simon: It's terrible to be alone too much.
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References Brazil (1985) See more »

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Akasaka Rain
aka "Ameno Akasaka"
Written by Jun Hashimoto, Tsunaki Mihara
Published by Watanabe Music Publishing Co. Ltd (c) 1968
Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the UK & Eire
Performed by The Blue Comets
Licensed courtesy Watanabe Music Publishing Co. Ltd
Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the UK & Eire
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Creative film making
24 April 2014 | by 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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