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Jake Gyllenhaal stars as dopplegangers in surreal psychological thriller 'Enemy'

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Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with "Prisoners" director, Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve, in a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller "Enemy" that pits a pair of dopplegangers against one another.

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Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Laurent).

Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair, and decides to track him down.

The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.

In the end, only one man can survive.

Gyllenhaal is described as transfixing in his dual roles of Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas.

With masterfully controlled attention to detail, Villeneuve takes viewers on an enigmatic and gripping journey through a world that is both familiar and strange - and hard to shake off long after its final, unnerving image.

The film was adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2004 novel "The Double" about the power of the subconscious.

"Enemy" opens March 14 in limited release and March 21 in Los Angeles.

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