The Double Lover

L‘amant double

Chloé, a young and fragile woman with proneness to depressions begins
to frequent psychotherapy sessions and soon falls head over heels for her
psychologist, Paul. After the fresh lovers move in together, Chloé begins
to unveil increasing inconsistencies in Paul’s past until one day she quite
by chance discovers the existence of his identical twin brother, Louis. Why
does Paul stow his brother away from the world? What is the age-old secret
that simultaneously connects and divides them? And did Chloé really meet
his twin brother or is it just an elaborate lie that is supposed to help Paul
hide his darker alter ego? Seething with eroticism, the latest thriller by the
award-winning French director François Ozon is a sophisticated cinematic
tribute to legendary motion pictures such as Rosemary’s Baby, Dead Ringers
or Basic Instinct.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
  • Country:
    France, Belgium
  • Director:
    François Ozon
  • Screenplay:
    François Ozon
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Manuel Dacosse
  • Music:
    Philippe Rombi
  • Editor:
    Laure Gardette
  • Cast:
    Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset, Myriam Boyer
  • Production:
    Mandarin Production, FOZ, Mars Films, Films Distribution, France 2 Cinéma, Scope Pictures
  • Sales:
  • Festivals:
    Cannes 2017, Karlovy Vary 2017, London 2017, Busan 2017


10.11.2017 20:00 Kino Nostalgia

About the Director:

François Ozon

(1967, Paris, France) graduated in film studies from Université de Paris 1 and in film directing from La Fémis. As an auteur he continues to develop his cinematic style, being well-versed in cinema history and inspired by his favourite filmmakers such as Douglas Sirk or Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Like them, Ozon has transformed his fascination with the inner world of women into a great number of complex female characters with secrets. Slovak cinemagoers are familiar with his previous pictures, including 8 Women (2002), Swimming Pool (2003), 5x2 (2004), Time to Leave (2005), Angel (2007), Potiche (2010), or Young & Beautiful (2013).