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Double Lover (2017)

L'amant double (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 26 May 2017 (France)
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Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

Director:

François Ozon

Writers:

François Ozon (scenario), Joyce Carol Oates (freely adapted from the novel "Lives of the Twins") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marine Vacth ... Chloé
Jérémie Renier ... Paul et Louis
Jacqueline Bisset ... Mme Schenker et la mère de Chloé
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Rose
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La gynécologue et Agnès Wexler
Fanny Sage Fanny Sage ... Sandra Schenker
Jean-Édouard Bodziak Jean-Édouard Bodziak ... Le jeune psychanalyste
Antoine de La Morinerie Antoine de La Morinerie ... Psychanalyste 1
Jean-Paul Muel Jean-Paul Muel ... Psychanalyste 2
Keisley Gauthier Keisley Gauthier ... Jumeau enfant
Tchaz Gauthier Tchaz Gauthier ... Jumeau enfant
Clemence Trocque Clemence Trocque ... Jumelle au rouge à lèvres (as Clémence Trocque)
Pascal Aubert Pascal Aubert ... Policier (voice)
Guillaume Le Pape Guillaume Le Pape ... Doublure Paul et Louis
Benoît Giros Benoît Giros ... Doublure Paul et Louis
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Storyline

Disenchanted with the ephemeral glamour of the modelling world, Chloé, a vulnerable Parisian woman of 25, is convinced that the severe and persistent abdominal pains she's been suffering, stem mainly from a psychosomatic disorder. As a result, the reserved beauty will soon find herself on the couch of the charming therapist, Dr Paul Meyer, nevertheless, the mutual and unfailing sexual attraction between them will make it impossible to continue with the therapy. Before long, the ecstatic, yet unexplored lovers will move in together, however, Paul's obscure past will inevitably lead Chloé to the conclusion that there's definitely more to him than meets the eye. Is the doe-eyed woman lured into a world of hallucinations and dream-like sequences? Written by Nick Riganas

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Deception is Part of the Attraction


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Lover See more »

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Gross USA:

$167,581, 19 April 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adapted from a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, named "Lives of the Twins". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
La gynécologue: Am I hurting you?
Chloé Fortin: No.
La gynécologue: Are you sure?
Chloé Fortin: Yes.
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Referenced in The Film Review: Episode dated 1 June 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Variations Goldberg BWW 988 - Aria
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Like a mirror, there's many ways of appreciating this film.
29 March 2018 | by linoecarSee all my reviews

Certainly there are plenty of different opinions in relation to this film, and that is not wrong at all. Art itself is very subjective, and categorizing this film just by the negative reviews a sector of audience has gave it, does not change the fact this film is a great piece of work, denying this would be demeriting the vision (and apparently numerous working hours) the director and all of his crew invested. 'L'amant double' is truly a movie audience should not afford missing, after seeing it then you could properly get your own conclusions, but i guarantee you'll have 1 hour and 50 minutes of a mental, thrilling and an audiovisual experience you would not forget. Personally i consider it a unique psicological thriller with an outstanding photography. P.S. Do not watch this movie if you are not willing to appreciate an uncomfortable work of art.


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