The first teaser trailer for acclaimed Canadian director Denis Villeneuve's new film, Enemy (2013), has arrived online. Based on José Saramago's novel, Enemy stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Mélanie Laurent (The Round Up), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis), and Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet).
Enemy had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
Official synopsis (courtesy of TIFF): Brilliantly adapted from the late Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double, the latest from the Academy Award-nominated Denis Villeneuve breathes new life into the doppelgänger tradition, with a hypnotic, haunting, surreal approach that reaffirms the Quebec director as one of our generation's most skilled storytellers. Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in sex with his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, an actor named Anthony Clair, in a bit role, and decides to track him down — an adventure he quite relishes. The identical men meet, and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.
Note: Denis Villeneuve's Incendies was selected to represent Canada in the Foreign Language Film Category in the 83rd Academy Awards. The film is currently available on Blu-ray in the U.S. and UK. See our listings and reviews of these releases here and here. Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique is also available on Blu-ray in Canada. See our review of this release here.
@ The Narrator. Yes, truly. Denis Villeneuve is going to be a very prolific director if he keeps up at this rate.
I just saw Prisoners and quite enjoyed it. I consider Incendies one of the absolute best films of recent years. The premise of Enemy is very interesting and I liked the feel of the clip (I don't quite consider that a trailer) in this article. So I look forward to this one.
Well that was an awful clip. I don't fall for all this PE garbage. This film look terrible - not only the clip they chose but the photography - it's too dark, and has that horrible yellow tint. Why? It make a film look cheap and bad.
I don't know, I just have higher standards.
Thanks for the compliments guys you've proven yourself. Yes I like films with better lighting. Yes I like films with an original premise. Not re-worked, re-done, or, down right stolen plots from the past 40 years. This trailer sucks and shows nothing interesting. The poster is more interesting and suggests more. Go watch Honey Boo, Boo.