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Canada, 2013, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
US Premiere
Topics: Cult, Thriller
Program: Modern Masters
Language: English

Little in Adam Bell’s life seems to interest him. Not his job as a history professor, not his home amid the glassy high-rises of Toronto, not even his gorgeous girlfriend. Then one day he is shocked and thrilled to discover in the background of a film a man who looks like him. Exactly like him. The man turns out to be Anthony Clair, a struggling actor living in a dumpy Toronto suburb.

As Adam sets out to track down Anthony, their lackluster lives become bizarrely intertwined. Already highly praised for films like Maelstrom, Polytechnique, and the Academy Award®-nominated Incendies, Québec director Denis Villeneuve asserts himself as an A-list international filmmaker with this gripping, mind-bending mystery – a companion piece of sorts to his other English-language Jake Gyllenhaal thriller, "Prisoners".

Villeneuve perfectly captures the deeply layered motifs in José Saramago’s source novel The Double, matching the complex themes with equally detailed cinematography and sound. Alongside a small but well utilized supporting cast, Jake Gyllenhaal delivers the (dual) performance of his career as Adam and Anthony.

DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve
Producer: M.A. Faura, Niv Fichman, Luc Déry, Sari Friedland
Editor: Matthew Hannam
Screenwriter: Javier Gullón
Cinematographer: Nicolas Bolduc
Music: Saunder Jurriaans, Danny Bensi
Principal Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
Filmography: Prisoners (2013)
Incendies (2010)
Polytechnique (2009)
Maelstrom (2000)
Un 32 aout sur terre (1998)
Print Source: A24

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