L'Amant Double


The title of François Ozon’s latest may seem silly in its obviousness, but he isn’t the first director to give away a key plot point of double vision before the opening credits roll. Brian De Palma’s Body Double, in which a man finds himself spying on the grisly murder of a woman, uses the protagonist’s arduous discovery of the titular duality as the source of all its suspense. The way he deals with the consequences, meanwhile, makes for a series of unpredictable and surreal events.