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The Double

Director: Richard Ayoade Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2013

Starring: James Fox, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige

Based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a man  who is driven nearly to breakdown after finding out his life has been usurped by a doppelgänger.

Lost, lonely and invisible, Simon James is shocked when a new employee, James Simon, bears a striking resemblance to himself but is the polar opposite in temperament. He is more assertive, brash, risk-taking. James asks Simon why he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Simon is interested in Hannah, but his shyness keeps him from expressing his feelings for her. James coaches Simon on how to woo Hannah. Then Simon finds that James has gone behind his back and started a relationship with Hannah. This leads to a violent confrontation between Simon and James.