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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.

Director:

Richard Ayoade
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Simon / James
Mia Wasikowska ... Hannah
Wallace Shawn ... Mr Papadopoulos
Yasmin Paige ... Melanie
Noah Taylor ... Harris
James Fox ... The Colonel
Cathy Moriarty ... Kiki
Phyllis Somerville ... Simon's Mother
Gabrielle Downey Gabrielle Downey ... Strange Woman
Jon Korkes ... Detective
Craig Roberts ... Young Detective
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Guard / Doctor
Susan Blommaert ... Liz
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ... Skinhead
J. Mascis ... Janitor (as J Mascis)
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dvojnik See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,646, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$200,268, 15 August 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first line of Yasmin Paige's character, Melanie, is "Idiot!", the title of another novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of the novel upon which this film is based. See more »

Quotes

Workers' Services Executive: You don't exist anymore.
Simon: Excuse me?
Workers' Services Executive: You're no longer in the system.
Simon: Well, just put me back in the system.
Workers' Services Executive: I can't put you back in the system.
Simon: Why?
Workers' Services Executive: Because you don't exist. I can't put someone who doesn't exist in the system.
Simon: But I used to be in the system.
Workers' Services Executive: Not according to the system. In fact, according to the system, you've never existed.
Simon: How reliable is the system?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Late Review: Episode dated 30 March 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sukiyaki
Written by Hachidai Nakamura, Rokosuke Ei
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (c) 1962
Performed by Kyû Sakamoto (as Kyu Sakamoto)
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records
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For insomniacs
13 April 2014 | by Gregory AntoniouSee all my reviews

If you have problem sleeping, this film will fix it. After watching it for 15 min will will be sleeping like a baby. Boring, pretentious, depressing and not funny at all. The sound is perhaps the best thing about it as well as the acting, which unfortunately gets wasted as you do not feel even the slightest bit of sympathy, let alone to identify, with the main characters. The secondary characters, such as his boss, are simply repetitive stereotypes which one has already seen many, many times before on the screen. In fact this film is so repetitive, that you will be glad it only lasts 90 something minutes. I have red the great reviews about it and it is as if I went to see a different film. Do yourselves a favor, ignore the critics and give it a miss.


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