Double, The

Awards
Audience Award - Brussels International Film Festival June 2014
Library (Launched Toronto 2013) / Black Comedy / UK / 93 mins / 2013
Director:
Richard Ayoade (Submarine)
Writer:
Avi Korine (Mister Lonely) Richard Ayoade (Submarine)
Cast:
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland)
Producers:
Amina Dasmal
Robin C. Fox
Production Credits:
Alcove Entertainment / Film4 / BFI

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.

Funny, frightening and dream-like, The Double reflects on loneliness and our need to love and be loved.

About the Director:

The Double is Ayoade's second feature following his much acclaimed directorial debut, Submarine, in 2010