What starts as a simple vanity quest turns sinister when a low-key history professor spots his mirror image in a film and eventually tracks him down. Jake Gyllenhaal takes on double duty as the actor and professor in director Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Based on Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s novel The Double, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, and Isabella Rossellini round out Villeneuve’s cast as the women in the lives of the lookalikes.
Check out Jeff Labrecque’s interview with Villeneuve, and watch the hypnotizing, minimalist trailer after the jump.
Enemy premieres on DirecTV on Feb. 6 and opens in theaters on March 14.