WHO’S IN IT?
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Wallace Shawn (Toy Story), Noah Taylor (Vanilla Sky), Rade Šerbedžija (Taken 2), Yasmin Paige (The Sarah Jane Adventures), James Fox (The Servant), Phyllis Somerville (Little Children), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Paddy Considine (The World’s End), Chris Morris (The IT Crowd), Craig Roberts (Jane Eyre)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Richard Ayoade (Submarine), director, writer; Avi Korine (Mister Lonely), writer; Amina Dasmal (The Caller) and Robin C. Fox (Trash Humpers), producers; Andrew Hewitt (The Brass Teapot), composer; Erik Wilson (Now Is Good), cinematographer; Nick Fenton (The Selfish Giant), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Simon (Eisenberg) is a young man with little confidence who’s constantly ignored by work colleagues, scorned by his mother (Somerville) and rejected by the woman of his dreams Hannah (Wasikowska). However, the arrival of new co-worker James (also Eisenberg) – who so happens to be the physical doppelgänger of Simon but also his exact opposite personality with charm, charisma and confidence with women – threatens his very existence, especially when it seems James is starting to take over his life…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Taking inspiration from Dostoyevsky’s story of the same name, filmmaker Richard Ayoade moves into darker but more fascinating realms of comedy with this tragic tale of opposites.