‘Enemy’. The Who’s Who Nightmare by Jake Gyllenhaal

Source Code, Redemption, Nocturnal Animals, Zodiac… Jake Gyllenhaal He is an incombustible actor who has played roles of all kinds, starring in highly acclaimed films throughout his career. However, as usual in the world of cinema, there is always something that goes a bit unnoticed and over the years he ends up creating a cult following around him.

It is the case of Enemy (Denis Villeneuve, 2013)a loose adaptation of the novel ‘The Duplicate Man’ by José Saramago, in which Professor Adam, played by Gyllenhaal, he suffers a terrible identity crisis when he sees an actor on television who is exactly like him. The beginning of a nightmare that even leads him to wonder who he is and what he’s doing here.

We don’t know what we would do if we were in such a situation, but in the movie, Adam becomes so obsessed that he needs to locate that person., something that very negatively affects his daily routine and at some point leads him to lose his temper. Plus, the movie waddles around some sensitive themes and garnishes them with sci-fi imagery that keeps us glued to the screen from start to finish.

why watch it

  • It is terribly addictive thanks to the tension it generates, and it is able to achieve this with a simple production that focuses, for obvious reasons, on a single character for most of the film.
  • He freely interprets the existentialist novel ‘The duplicated man’ by José Saramago (2002), a work that plunges us into a state of permanent doubt about who we are and what our role in life is.
  • The idea that somewhere on the planet there is a person exactly like us is very attractive, and Enemy seasons it with science fiction overtones and surreal elements that suit him wonderfully.
  • It doesn’t make the list of Jake Gyllenhaal’s 10 Best Movies, even though it is well rated and received positive reviews. A reason more than enough to discover one of the most interesting and strange films of a really popular actor.

where to see it

  • Enemy is available in the catalog of filming, the only platform where you can stream it. In addition, you also have the option to rent or buy it on Apple TV, Rakuten TV and Google Movies.
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