The Double (2013)
dir. Richard Ayoade
93 min , English
Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:00pm
Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand NOLA 70117


Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) is a ghost: he timidly roams through his painfully isolated existence. His bureaucratic job overlooks his hard work, his mother belittles him, and the woman of his dreams (Mia Wasikowska) despises him. Simon’s life is rocked by the arrival of James Simon (also played by Eisenberg), who is both his physical replica and his personality opposite - brash, charming, and the center of attention. Inspired by the nightmarish expressionism of Kafka, Terry Gilliam, and Dostoevsky (who wrote the story on which The Double is based), Richard Ayoade (Submarine, 2011) creates a wickedly funny and distinctly stylized story about the fragility of an individual’s place in his own life.