Thursday, September 12, 2013

TIFF Inspirations: Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy*

Russia 2013
North American Premiere
110 minutes - Colour
Cast: Gulay & Bulent Turkvan

Victor has always suspected his wife Ana of cheating on him with his twin brother Yuri, but he just never had the proof. It was just a gut feeling.

Obsessed with finding the truth, Victor hires a private detective to follow her, and sure enough, his suspicions were right. Ana and Yuri were having an affair for several months.

Desperate to not lose his wife, Victor conjures up a devious plan to kill his brother and then assume his identity. It would be a win/win situation. Victor would still have Ana and his traitorous twin would be out of the picture. The only minor setback is that he would have to live out the rest of his life as Yuri -- a price he was willing to pay.

After he carries out his plan to perfection, things go horribly wrong for Victor when Ana rejects Yuri. Suddenly, Victor must try to win Ana's affections all over again, but this time as Yuri.

Indeed, Double Jeopardy is a black comedy with a very big and twisted heart.

* This is my tribute to the Toronto International Film Festival. It is not a real film.

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