12 certificateThe Double is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Double is a 3 star programme

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The Double (2011)

Directed by
Michael Brandt

Jesse Eisenberg stars in Richard Ayoade's second feature as a director. The dark, psychological thriller about personal identity and emotional needs is adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1846 novella, but set in a grimy version of the present. Timid Simon James is an also-ran in his own life: he leads an uneventfully drab existence, he slaves unnoticed and unrewarded in a mundane job, and his affection for his workmate Hannah passes undetected by her. He probably thinks things couldn't be worse, but he's about to be pushed into a vortex of paranoia and depression by the arrival of a new colleague. Disturbingly, James Simon is both Simon's physical doppelgõnger and his emotional opposite. And it's not long before James's brash, go-getting personality sees him succeeding in every arena where Simon fails. Not least with Hannah... Also featuring Tim Key, Chris O'Dowd, Paddy Considine and Chris Morris. First screening on Film4.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Double next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 November 12th, 1:35am and on Film4 Plus 1 November 12th, 2:35am. See more...


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