The Double

Richard Ayoade
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Why watch this film?

This movie is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's book The Double and is full of dark humor and surreal settings. It explores our urban alienation and paranoia, creating an ambitious story. It has a great script written by Richard Ayoade, who also directs the feature.



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Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

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