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Dead Ringers

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Original title
Dead Ringers
Running time
115 min.
Canada Canada
David Cronenberg, Norman Snider (Novel: Bari Wood, Jack Geasland)
Howard Shore
Peter Suschitzky
Distributed by 20th Century Fox. Producer: David Cronenberg. Morgan Creek production, Téléfilm Canada, Mantle Clinic II
Drama. Thriller | Psychological Drama. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Elliot (Jeremy Irons) and Beverly Mantle (Jeremy Irons) are identical twins and highly successful gynecologists. Elliot, the more aggressive and confident of the two, seduces women who come to the Mantle Clinic. When he tires of them, the women are passed on to the shy and passive Beverly, unaware of the substitution. When Beverly becomes attached to the troubled actress Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold), it upsets the equilibrium between the twins. The actress' rejection of Beverly sends him into clinical depression, prescription drug abuse and delusions about "mutant women" with abnormal genitalia. Due to the twins' codependent relationship, Beverly's breakdown eventually causes Elliot to follow.
1989 11 Genie Awards (Canada Academy): including Best Film, Director & Screenplay. 13 nom.
1988: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Jeremy Irons). 2 Nominations
1988: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director & Supp. Actress. 3 Nom.
1988: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (Jeremy Irons)
1988: Fantasporto: Best Actor (Jeremy Irons). Nominated for Best Film
1988: Golden Horse Film Festival: Best Foreign Director
1989: Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: 5 nominations
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