Denis Villeneuve


An unsettling and puzzling treat starring Jake Gyllenhaal as doppelgangers.

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Canada-Spain-France 2013
Dir Denis Villeneuve
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
Certificate 15

Villeneuve’s first English-language film (it was shot before Prisoners but released later) bears the hallmarks of his distinctive style. A thematic colour palette, atmospheric score, a complex, twisting narrative and stunning cinematography combine to mesmerising effect in this dark, pulsating thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal is exceptional as both the meek history professor and his doppelgänger, a brash, adulterous actor, as they descend into a Kafka-esque psychological conflict.

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