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  • The Double

    2013. UK. Richard Ayoade. 93 min.

Post-screening discussion with Richard Ayoade.

Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center



  • The Double

    2013. UK. Directed by Richard Ayoade. Richard Ayoade has built a loyal following with his hilariously “off” characters, notably the one he plays in the TV series The IT Crowd and those that inhabit his 2010 directorial debut, Submarine. His cerebral, visually arresting follow-up, The Double, based on Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella, enters slightly darker territory, and recalls the stylizations of Terry Gilliam. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as both Simon James, a humdrum worker drone, and his gregarious doppelgänger, James Simon, the film is set within both the claustrophobic confines of Simon’s bureaucratic workplace and his paranoid mind. Aided by a stellar supporting cast (including Wallace Shawn, Mia Wasikowska, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, and Chris O’Dowd), The Double firmly establishes Ayoade as a leading voice in contemporary cinematic comedy. A Magnolia Pictures release. 93 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2014

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