Double Lover 

Drama | French with English subtitles | 110 minutes

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When Chloé, a young museum attendant, experiences abdominal pain, her doctor informs her the cause is  depression and she should see a psychiatrist. Her psychiatrist, Paul, is warm and sympathetic. They fall in love and move in together. In the street, Chloé sees Paul embracing a woman. Chloé is outraged and confronts Paul about his dalliance. It’s later revealed that it was not Paul whom Chloé saw on the street but his twin brother, Louis, another psychiatrist. As her lover, Paul can no longer treat Chloé. Confused and intrigued, Chloé requests that Louis  treat her. With both Paul and Louis hovering over her, Chloé begins to recognize that  sometimes there is a  dangerous passive-aggressive dynamic between two siblings born as twins.

Cast
Marine Vacth (Chloé) / Jérémie Renier (Paul/Louis) / Jacqueline Bisset (Mrs. Schenker)
Why Stream This Film?
 After seeing Double Love, it’s unlikely you’ll gaze at twins the same way again.Ozon extracts the dynamics of two psychiatrists, Paul and Louis, twins, and how they searingly interact with the same woman, Chloé. 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 70%
  • Metacritic Score: 70
Accolades
  • Cannes Film Festival: Nominated, Palme d’Or
  • Jerusalem Film Festival: Nominated, Best International Film
  • Magritte Awards: Nominated, Best Actor (Jérémie Renier)
What gives the film its surprising coherence is not only the fluidity of Ozon’s technique but also his mastery of tone, the ease with which he applies serious craft to a resolutely un-serious endeavor. The filmmaker’s cackle is always audible beneath the story’s glassy, deadpan surface.
Justin Chang

Los Angeles Times

The doubling imagery, the recurring spiral staircases, and so much else engulfing Chloé make  this thriller unusually engrossing.
Glenn Kenny

The New York Times

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