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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.

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François Ozon

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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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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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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Lover See more »

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$167,581, 19 April 2018
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Mandarin Films,FOZ,Mars Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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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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Featured in Film 24: Episode dated 1 June 2018 (2018) See more »

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As Long As I Have You
Written by Fred Wise (uncredited) and Ben Weisman (uncredited)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Not nearly as smart as it thinks it is
16 June 2018 | by BertautSee all my reviews

From prolific French auteur François Ozon, L'amant Double is partly a study of sexual obsession, partly an oneiric mystery (think Neil Jordan's In Dreams (1999)), and partly a conventional thriller (more whoisit than whodunnit). Imagine, if you can, Vertigo (1958) remade by someone like Gaspar Noé or Lars von Trier, and you'd be some way towards getting a handle on Ozon's latest; completely barmy (you know you're in strange territory when the second shot of a movie is, quite literally, an internal shot of a vagina), and not very good. As one would expect from Ozon, the aesthetics are solid - the film is built upon an inventive visual style employing juxtaposition, pseudo-split screen, and copious amounts of shots with one person in the frame proper, and the person to whom they're talking only visible in reflection. The sound effects are also excellent and really jolt you out of your seat on a couple of occasions. Similarly, the acting is strong, with Marine Vacth and Jérémie Renier unrecognisable in their respective roles.

However, the melodramatic and self-congratulatory plot is an absolute mess. Many of Ozon's standard tropes are here; a dissection of the academic middle class/intelligentsia, an examination of the schism between appearance and reality, an attempt to elucidate the mind of a complex woman, a psychoanalytical bedrock, the mutability of identity etc. But it's all diffused through an utterly farcical narrative, which fails to get even the basics right. For example, sex is a central theme, but by the time we get to the fourth or fifth sex scene, it has completely lost its potency (compare, for example, the infinitely superior La vie d'Adèle (2013), where sexuality is just as central, but which features only two sex scenes). The same goes for the increasingly ridiculous plot twists, once you get to three or four and you're still in the first half of the movie, you just stop caring. Ozon has always been hit and miss, for every Sitcom (1998) and Swimming Pool (2003), there's an Angel (2007) and a Ricky (2009), and L'amant Double is, in the end, a rather pointless film that seems to think it's saying something exceptionally profound about desire and identity. It isn't.

5/10


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