Kosmopolis 15

Alpha Channel

Alpha Nights

The Double

Richard Ayoade

United Kingdom, 2013, 93’, English with Spanish subtitles

  • Thursday 19 March, 22.00 - 23.40
  • Auditorium
  • 4 €

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. Fun, terrifying and dreamlike, this film, based on the novel The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, reflects on loneliness and our need to love and be loved.