Double Lover

Double Lover

Double Lover

Psychological, erotic thriller from François Ozon (In the House) about an troubled former model, the psychoanalyst she falls for, and the discovery of his double identity.

2017Rating: R18, Violence, sexual violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb107 minsFrance, BelgiumFrench with English subtitles
DramaThrillerRomanceWorld Cinema
Director:
François Ozon ('Frantz', 'Young & Beautiful', 'In the House', 'Swimming Pool')
Writer:
François OzonPhilippe Piazzo
Cast:
Marine VacthJérémie RenierJacqueline BissetDominique ReymondMyriam BoyerFanny Sage
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

What's liberating here is the film's lack of inhibitions, which absolves the guilt without compromising the pleasure.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's like the wildest Frasier episode they never made, and hits all the parts - sometimes literally - the Fifty Shades of Grey films couldn't hope to reach.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Spins its influences into a frenzy that ultimately reveals the story to be very much its own thing. And a crazy, and eventually strangely moving, thing it is.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The softcore silliness and lite-erotic stylings of François Ozon’s horribly middleweight psycho-suspense thriller may yet give it camp classic status.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Double Lover quickly descends into a psychodrama of such committed dementedness I found myself liking it a great deal more than I probably should have.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

There are plenty of elements to admire in Amant Double but the endless twists and revelations grow tiresome.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Francois Ozon's good twin/bad twin thriller puts dull Hollywood twaddle like Fifty Shades Freed to shame with its wild, wanton ride into the subconscious. Prepare for a mindblower.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What gives the film its surprising coherence is not only the fluidity of Ozon's technique but also his mastery of tone, the ease with which he applies serious craft to a resolutely un-serious endeavor.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film that's made with serious craftsmanship but never takes itself seriously.

0

***SPOILERS AHEAD*** The pretentious, self-indulgent arthouse "Fifty Shades of Grey". If François Ozon's erotic thriller "Double Lover" was made by Americans, critics would slam it. But since it's French, the film is "deliciously twisted" or some rubbish like that. Plenty of angry sex and nudity. There's strap-ons, a weird threesome, an unborn fetus...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

What's liberating here is the film's lack of inhibitions, which absolves the guilt without compromising the pleasure.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's like the wildest Frasier episode they never made, and hits all the parts - sometimes literally - the Fifty Shades of Grey films couldn't hope to reach.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Spins its influences into a frenzy that ultimately reveals the story to be very much its own thing. And a crazy, and eventually strangely moving, thing it is.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The softcore silliness and lite-erotic stylings of François Ozon’s horribly middleweight psycho-suspense thriller may yet give it camp classic status.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Double Lover quickly descends into a psychodrama of such committed dementedness I found myself liking it a great deal more than I probably should have.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

There are plenty of elements to admire in Amant Double but the endless twists and revelations grow tiresome.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Francois Ozon's good twin/bad twin thriller puts dull Hollywood twaddle like Fifty Shades Freed to shame with its wild, wanton ride into the subconscious. Prepare for a mindblower.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What gives the film its surprising coherence is not only the fluidity of Ozon's technique but also his mastery of tone, the ease with which he applies serious craft to a resolutely un-serious endeavor.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film that's made with serious craftsmanship but never takes itself seriously.

0

***SPOILERS AHEAD*** The pretentious, self-indulgent arthouse "Fifty Shades of Grey". If François Ozon's erotic thriller "Double Lover" was made by Americans, critics would slam it. But since it's French, the film is "deliciously twisted" or some rubbish like that. Plenty of angry sex and nudity. There's strap-ons, a weird threesome, an unborn fetus...

2.0
0