- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
David Cronenberg, Norman Snider (Novel: Bari Wood, Jack Geasland)
Heidi von Palleske,
Morgan Creek production / Téléfilm Canada / Mantle Clinic II. Producer: David Cronenberg
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.
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Jeremy Irons). 2 Nominations
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Director & Supporting Actress
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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