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THE DOUBLE

by Richard Ayoade

synopsis

The story of office drone Simon James who has all the personality of a sheet of blank paper. Most of his co-workers, including the object of his affections Hannah, don’t even remember his name. Matters come to a head when his doppelganger James Simon joins the company. James is as socially adept as Simon is inept and he is a rapid social and corporate climber who thinks nothing of exploiting his lookalike in every manner possible, including worming his way into Hannah’s heart and bed. Simon must now find a way around his double and reclaim his own life.

international title: The Double
original title: The Double
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Richard Ayoade
film run: 93'
release date: UK 04/04/2014, IE 04/04/2014, NL 24/04/2014, HR 5/03/2015, FR 13/08/2014
screenplay: Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine
cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, Noah Taylor, James Fox
cinematography by: Erik Wilson
film editing: Nick Fenton
art director: David Crank
music: Andrew Hewitt
producer: Amina Dasmal, Robin C. Fox
co-producer: Andy Stebbing
production: Alcove Entertainment, Film4, British Film Institute
distributor: StudioCanal, Mars Films Distribution, Discovery Film & Video Distribution
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