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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Film Trailers: ENEMY
Yes, director Denis Villeneuve had two films that were shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and both of them starred Jake Gyllenhaal. The first was the exceptional Prisoners, review here, and the second was the more abstract, experimental and arty Enemy. The film is based off a novel by Jose Saramago titled "The Double" in which a history professor Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) rents a movie and sees a man, Gyllenhaal again, in the film that appears to look exactly like him. Bell attempts to meet him and unravel the mystery of this man that looks like his exact twin. Some of the reviews suggest the film is much more for cineastes and the arthouse crowd then Prisoners was, but after seeing that aforementioned film I am really intrigued to see anything the Canadian director as up his sleeve. It appears to be a good working relationship with Gyllenhaal as well. The film has been touted as very much like something David Lynch would make and goes to areas highly unexpected with great mysteries and few answers. I like that. The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Melanie Laurent and Isabella Rossellini. The film will be released sometime in 2014. Enjoy.