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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

The Double and Enemy trailers: doppelganger movies

Wait, what? Two movies about a man who discovers he has an identical double, and the identical double is up to no good. Is someone trying to drive us movie lovers crazy?

It gets weirder: Richard Ayoade’s The Double is based on a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky called The Double. Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy is based on a novel by José Saramago called — are you ready? — The Double.

This could only be creepier if either Jesse Eisenberg or Jake Gyllenhaal starred in both of them. Although… have we ever seen both men together? Hmmm…..

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The Double
US/Canada release date: May 9 2014 (VOD same day) | UK release date: Apr 4 2014
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US/Canada release date: Mar 14 2014 (VOD Feb 6 2014)

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  • FSugino

    And there’s The Face of Love, where Ed Harris plays Annette Bening’s husband who dies, and later her lover who happens to look exactly like her dead husband.

  • There’s lots of movies about doubles, but theses seem really simliar thematically and plotwise.

  • RogerBW

    They certainly both look like an interpretation of alienation. But will they manage to be interesting? I don’t see Dostoyevsky flying off the shelves these days.

  • I’ve seen The Double twice: it’s great.

  • LaSargenta

    How appropriate!!


  • LaSargenta

    Ya know, it just occurred to me this morning that Muppets Most Wanted is a double movie, too. Seems like this is a theme in the 2014 zeitgeist.

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