Dead Ringers (1988)

David Cronenberg directs Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold in this strange tale of twin gynaecologists whose lives deteriorate when one falls for a woman.

Surprisingly based on a true story. The glacial pace always put me off on previous watches but this third attempt clicked a little more with me. There is some nice eroticism to some of the seductions. Geneviève Bujold is impressive as the distant and flawed actress who disrupts the brothers connection. The nightmare (strange surgical devices, emotion as STD, madness) lingers around the sidelines. It ain’t going to satisfy on a Friday night but it still has enough psychological robustness to be worthy of the talents’ time.


Perfect Double Bill: Big Business (1988)

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