The Double: Richard Ayoade Explains the FilmMay 23rd, 2014
The Double is a fantastic-looking sci-fi film by director Richard Ayoade (who we know as Maurice Moss on The IT Crowd) and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. The film is based on Dostoyevsky’s The Double: A Petersburg Poem.
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.
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