Saturday, 1 February 2014

2014 Year of the Doppelgänger: The Double vs The Enemy

Every year or so there is at least one pair of competing films that follow a very close premise. Some examples are: 1998's Antz and A Bug's Life, 2006's The Illusionist and the Prestige and 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror.

Well, 2014 (both made in 2013) is the year of the Doppelgänger:

The Double (2013)

Director: Richard Ayoade

Principal Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige

In this comedic thriller a man (Eisenberg) is driven insane by the appearance of his doppelgänger. Directed by Richard Ayoade, Moss of the IT Crowd and director of Indie hit Submarine, this should be good.

The Enemy (2013)

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Principal Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rosselini, Sarah Gadon

In this thriller a man seeks out his doppelgänger after spotting him in a movie. This looks really good…

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