R&A 14: Enemy

1 h 30 min  |  Love&Anarchy  |  Release Date: 18.9.2014

Denis Villeneuve convinces Jake Gyllenhaal to undertake a journey into the subconscious with Enemy, a simultaneously unsettling and exasperating work of speculative fiction different enough in subject, pacing and tone from everything else out there that it should succeed in finding an audience by virtue of sheer oddity alone. Gyllenhaal plays a mild-mannered history prof shocked to discover his doppelganger—that’s about the only thing that can be said with certainty about this loose adaptation of José Saramago’s The Double, which (...) is mysterious enough that many viewers will insist on seeing it twice.

Villeneuve ratchets up the tension at roughly the speed ice caps melt, using that extra time to force audiences’ attention into uneasy corners of the psyche.

(...) Delve further, and a fresh set of existential questions arises: How does a man reconcile two lovers in his own head? Can he really maintain two separate lives without losing track of reality? What happens when his pregnant wife begins to suspect? And what fresh crimes must he commit in order to come home?

Peter Debruge, Variety

Language: English / Subtitles: -


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