Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal), an unhappy history professor, seems disinterested even when it comes to making love to his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent).
While watching a movie that a colleague recommended of a colleague, Adam spots an actor named Anthony Clair, who could be his double, playing a bit role. His interest is peaked and he decides to track him down. The identical men meet, and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto. Director Denis Villeneuve was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec.
Niv Fichman, Miguel A. Faura
"I don't know how this movie could get such bad reviews. It's awesome. Jake Gyllenhaal just get better and better in his roles. This was a fun movie."
"An excellent movie that is thought provoking, as long as you have the intellect to match. Most people giving it 1 or 2 stars are probably big transformer movie fans. In other words not for people with iq's under 100."
"For those that gave this one or two stars you don't know what real film noir is... this is a master piece of cinema....you must be intellectually challenged to not get it....if you listen to the dialogue you will see that everything in this film explains the film, not a single wasted scene, they all have meaning. My guess is this film we be studied for years to come....clue look for the symbolism and listen to what the professor says in the classroom, and the other quiet dialogue....truly a masterpiece five stars"