Monday, 1 September 2014

Enemy

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. 



Enemy is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who has directed Prisoners released in 2013; this movie was one of my favourite film of last year. However Enemy was shouted directly before Prisoners. This film is much smaller and seemed not to be a stereotypical kind of film. It has nothing traditional. I felt this urgent necessity when it ended: to go online, do some research, read what other people were thinking and their theories on the story. Then I watched it again. This time properly enjoying the film, enjoying the beautiful shots, the great score and Jake Gyllenhaal; who was great playing both parts.  In fact I found it hard to grasp at time and it lessen a bit my enjoyment of the movie. Enemy appeared like Hitchcock meeting Nicolas Winding Refn. On the one hand Enemy is really affecting as the movie roles along you start to connect things that you didn't see coming millions miles away. There is no giant revelation and big stupid twists. I'm really impressed. On the other hand the imagery is disturbing and hunting as well. This film begin with a small and simple story but as it begins to grow and expand I really get invested in what this guy's doing. 


Overall, Enemy is an interesting movie, beautifully shot, with really good acting. If you're a movie lover or just want some hint on direction, writing or even acting you should go see it.

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