Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had two films premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, both of which starred Jake Gyllenhaal. While Prisoners hit the box office this past Friday, their second film together may take another few months to hit mainstream theatres.
Enemy has been described as “a confounding piece of cinema that [will]…challenge you to be more than just an observer”. Based on “The Double” by José Saramago, the film explores the troubled psyche of a man who is torn between his mistress and his wife as he seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.
The film stars Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, and Isabella Rossellini. It was writen by Javier Gullón.
Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in sex with his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, an actor named Anthony Clair, in a bit role, and decides to track him down — an adventure he quite relishes. The identical men meet, and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.
Source: Rope of Silicon