Double lover

Double lover

DVD - 2018 | French
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Chloe, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Entertainment One Film USA, [2018]
ISBN: 9781417249855
1417249854
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Nursebob
Aug 21, 2018

Transference becomes crazy sexy (but mostly crazy) in François Ozon’s psycho-erotic mindf**k that manages to take 1988s "Dead Ringers" down a twisty path that even Cronenberg would find hard to follow. Obsessed with the idea of duality (darkness and light, love and hate, fantasy and reality) Ozon fills the screen with mirrors and painstakingly symmetrical set designs as a progressively panic-stricken Chloé tries to sort clues from psychosis. And as if her world isn’t topsy-turvy enough the crazy cat lady next door is becoming more sinister each day, the museum where she works is featuring an exhibit of mutated grotesques, and her therapist's elusive behaviour has her convinced that at least one of them is mad. A slick and stylish presentation helps to hide what is essentially a series of silly plot devices followed by a psychologically suspect final twist that is nevertheless satisfying in a daft sort of way. If you follow the clues you can pretty well guess the ending, or you can just sit back and watch it all unravel.

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jimg2000
Jul 15, 2018

A drawn out erotic psycho drama that is about a young woman's "double" "lover." Cast member Jacqueline Bisset got me to watch this film. Almost gave up and eject, but its final 25 minutes explained what, who and why, making it a worthwhile watch overall, adapted from a Joyce Carol Oates 1987 novel.

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jimg2000
Jul 15, 2018

***WARNING - SPOILERS:"

I often imagined I had a sister. A twin. A double, who would protect me.
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I thought loving her would keep her safe. Help her live.
-Love has never saved anyone.
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Hello, Sandra. You probably don't remember me. I'm Chloé.
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Beautiful cat. Is he yours?
- Yes. ...
Is it a female?
-No. Danton is a male. Rare for a tortoiseshell.
Tortoiseshell?
-Never heard of it? They're usually female, with two colors. In less than 1% of cases, they're male with three colors. Always twins.
Twins?
- Yes. It's a genetic eccentricity. Caused by a trisomy of the sex chromosome. Unique creatures. Monstrous. When the cat's ovum is fertilized, twin fetuses develop in the uterus. But after a few weeks they meld into one organism. A unique cat, with the genetic properties of twins, XXY... In fact, it's the dominant twin. It happens in people, too. Some people discover, as adults, they're carrying inside them the fetus of a brother or sister. They're cannibal twins.

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