ENEMY

Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Written by Javier Gullón
US release date: Mar 14, 2014
Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Written by Javier Gullón
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
90 min, Thriller
USA, 2014

     Academy Award Nominee Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with his PRISONERS director, Academy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppleganger tradition. 

     Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.

     Gyllenhaal is transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas. With masterfully controlled attention to detail, Villeneuve takes us on an enigmatic and gripping journey through a world that is both familiar and strange - and hard to shake off long after its final, unnerving image.

     ENEMY, adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2004 novel The Double, is about the power of the subconscious. In the end, only one man can survive.


Opens in the US on March 14, 2014

Playing at Sundance Cinemas Sunset

US Distribution: A24

More information here.

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