The Double


A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.

Director: Richard Ayoade

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg,Mia Wasikowska,Wallace Shawn,Noah Taylor

Runtime: 93

The Double is a bizarre and minimalist masterpiece. Everything about it from the bleak sets to light humour, make it an incredibly entertaining dark comedy.

It is also very beautiful and meticulous, not one shadow or scene is out of place and it shows in a very creepy way, what it would be like, if your more outgoing doppelgänger tried to take over your life.

We see a brilliant performance from Jesse Eisenberg (as Simon James and James Simon) who plays two very different people with opposite personalities so well and with such ease, you have no trouble telling which Eisenberg is which.

If you fancy something unusual, we highly recommend this movie.

by Darya hmv Milton Keynes