Clip from ‘Enemy’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Melanie Laurent

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Enemy movie clip
Melanie Laurent in Enemy
Photo: A24

Probably the most baffling film I saw at this year’s Toronto Film Festival was Denis Villeneuve‘s Enemy. And that is “baffling” in terms of its deliriously fascinating narrative, not baffling as in “The fact Devil’s Knot was even made is baffling.”

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal in dual roles as he plays a man torn between his mistress (Melanie Laurent) and his wife (Sarah Gadon). That is an easy enough way of putting the plot together, but there are several other little fascinating bits that make it all the more intriguing.

Here’s a snippet from my Toronto review:

Enemy is a film you won’t want to watch on your own. You’ll want to absorb as much as you can and take what you’ve learned and order the chaos with others. When it came down to trying to figure out if I liked it or not I had to ask myself if I liked films such as Mulholland Dr. or Blue Velvet the first time I saw them. The answer is clear, if a director can manage to manipulate our interpretation of a film while also engaging us with a confounding piece of cinema he/she most certainly has created something I’ve enjoyed.

The story is based on “The Double” by Nobel Laureate José Saramago and A24 picked it up out of Toronto and I expect will be bringing it to theaters some time early 2014, but they’ve yet to set an official release date.

Today you can check out a clip from the film directly below and you can read my “B” review right here

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