The Double
The Double

The Double

  • 2014 film

Comedy drama written and directed by Richard Ayoade, based on the story by 19th Century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd and Mia Wasikowska.

The Double

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2014
Stars
Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd and Mia Wasikowska
Writers
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine
Director
Richard Ayoade

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.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
93 minutes
UK cinematic release
Friday 4th April 2014
UK premiere
Saturday 12th October 2013, London Film Festival
Distributors

STUDIOCANAL

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 1:45am on Film4
  • Monday 25th November 2019 at 12:50am on C4
  • Saturday 12th November 2016 at 1:35am on Film4

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