Jeremy Irons plays a pair of identical twin gynecologists who share a practice, a living space, and female companions, but the arrival of a new patient starts to test the bonds of their relationship in this critically-acclaimed thriller.
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Identical twin gynecologists on LSD; you can't go wrong with a story like that. Based on a true story, the really interesting part (to me) was how a hospital (or any professional institution) is more dedicated to covering up for their colleagues than the public's welfare. This is common in every professional setting!
Jesus... I think I'll need at least 6 months to recover from that one. However, it's traumatizingly good. Just incredible. Cronenberg is probably the best horror film director, and the most intelligent.
Stunning performance by Irons. Dead Ringers has maximized the insanity of what could happen by being identical twins. Nice settings&costumes too. Nothing more to say than, the film spoils the eye and the mind.
Mirroring the form of a classic tragedy, Dead Ringers is a moody and rather dark exploration of identity that brings it to a deeply personal and psychosexual level. Nihilistic and undeniably strange, it is a unique and admitedly entertaining work that is definitely worth the experience.