Michio, a developer of medical instruments, feels pressed by his employer to come up with a successful design at short notice. In danger of burning out, he encounters an exact double who takes over Michio’s career and uses violence to achieve his goals.
A decidedly playful master of many genres, Kiyoshi Kurosawa collaborated again with the great actor Kôji Yakusho (Cure) in a lightly comic version of a very scary idea: one day, a man sees his exact double. Existentially terrifying, perhaps, but also… potentially advantageous? A darkly sly gem.
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Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan