A24 Films has released a full theatrical trailer Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming psychological thriller Enemy. This is the second film from the director/actor pair of Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhall (They also made Prisoners together). Based on The Double by Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago, Enemy premiered at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival, and was applauded for the film’s twisty, existential ending.
Villeneuve told EW, “The movie is a bit mind-bugging and it’s constructed as a spiral. It’s a bit normal that people are a bit confused, but you’re supposed to experience pleasure with that confusion, not frustration. It was designed to be very playful, meaning it’s really a movie like some of the films that I liked when I was young, like the Twilight Zone, for instance, and some Kubrick movies that created inside of me that kind of strong vertigo feeling.” Enemy, which co-stars Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rosellini and Sarah Gadon, premieres on DirecTV on Feb. 6 and opens in theaters March 14. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy.
Synopsis: Enemy tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.