#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The Mantle brothers are both doctors – both gynecologists – and identical twins. Mentally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages to seduce the women he meets. When he’s tired of his current partner, she is passed on to the other brother – without her knowing. Everything runs smoothly, until an actress visits their clinic, and the shy brother is the first to fall in love. Will they be able to ‘share’ her ?
Plot: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.
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David Cronenberg reveals himself to be a total pseud. “Our identities blur together. We are one soul.” Give me a break
Sheer brilliance. Deep down, EVERYONE has a love/hate thing about identical twins. On the one side, they wish they had that kind of communion with someone, that sort of magical intimacy they share, having someone basically the exact same as themselves…yet that same one-of-a-kind companionship is scary as hell.
I haven’t seen, from my fellow Canadian, either ‘Scanners’ (1981) or ‘Naked Lunch’ (1991), so I can’t honestly say whether or not my assertion can be thus extended, but I dare ANYONE to find in horror a finer run than Cronenberg had, in ‘Videodrome’, ‘The Dead Zone’, ‘The Fly’…and this, ‘Dead Ringers’.
Deep meaning and stylish art by Cronenberg.
Elliot and Beverly Mantle (Jeremy Irons) are identical twins that are top-of-the-class and incredibly well known gynaecologists. They also treat themselves by swapping their identities around, so they can share each other’s work commitments and pleasures, like woman. But all of this comes back to destroy them emotionally and physically.
An intriguing and rather inventive premise director / co-writer David Cronenberg has come up with here. The worlds Cronenberg creates in his film’s are rather fascinating in looking at the human body and technology. This film is no exception. So you can’t really call this mainstream, as it’s not for everyone’s tastes. That’s why his films seem to have great impact in the realistic visuals and material context. It’s flowing with originality, good psychological elements, erotica and it holds such an artistic feel with its stunning visuals and elegance to show.
This thought-provoking drama is rather stimulating and quite downbeat. Though, it’s mostly a talkative film; the dialogue is dense on many levels that it’s truly captivating. It’s more the material context that tries to shock and explore in a subtle way rather than the horrific visuals and shocks that we come to expect from most of Cronenberg’s films. It doesn’t contain much graphic moments, only about one or two. The sub-plots are drawn up quite well with dabbling in sexual desires and pleasure, technology (instruments and tools of the trade), the twins physical bond, addiction and a rather modernistic world. It’s filled with sharp and intense sequences that are entrenched with an effective music score, as it overwhelmingly draws you in. This unsettling aurora builds into paranoia in the last half of the film and it ends rather disturbingly. The stylish production valves are incredibly glossy and professional. With beautifully crafted and slick cinematography. The gloomy colours that fill the screen hold great contrast in the moody and detail backdrop. From their fashionable home to their cold work office.
Jeremy Iron gives a tremendously charismatic performance playing both Elliot and Beverly Mantle. Elliot is Beverly’s backbone as he’s confident and arrogant. Beverly is the opposite as he’s more innocent and rather sweet. Beverly wants to break the bond that they share, but Elliot can’t let that happen. At first they weren’t that likable, but the further the film goes along we see their downfall and there spiral into madness. That’s when you start to feel for them and it gets rather emotionally charged. They also live and depend on each other, feeling what the other one feels and that’s mostly pain and gloom here. This happens when they start to depend on painkillers and Beverly believing his girlfriend is cheating on him. This portrait shows how fragile they really are and how we really depend and feel when love ones are in pain and sorrow. As we are effected in the same way too. Genevieve Bujold is splendid as Claire Niveau the movie star and Beverly’s love interest.
Maybe the film was a bit overlong, but this is a shockingly grim and efficient film that plays on many levels of the mind.
“No, you’re right, he’s not alone- but he’s lonely. Even with me.”
While I like “The Brood” quite a bit, Dead Ringers gets my vote as Cronenberg’s best work.
Follow along as the twin brothers spiral out of control when they unsuccessfully try to break free from each other. One’s more confident, the other more timid. But they depend on each other, and at middle age neither has the psychological strength to be their own person; they still don’t have a sense of self. Among many favorite moments, I love the scene where Elliott, the more confident twin, tries to kiss Claire. It’s his way of trying to synchronize himself with his brother Beverly, whom Claire has a true connection with. “I’m sorry but I can’t”, she intones. Elliott turns to the mirror, disturbed. “Am I really that different from my brother?”. He absolutely does not know who he is.
Although it’s not without some humor, Dead Ringers is very bleak. It has an emotional intensity that most movies can’t touch. It is sad AND beautiful.
The movie itself *looks* great. Good script, and AWESOME performances from both Irons and Bujold. As another reviewer suggested, watch it twice if you don’t like it the first time- it might grow on you.
This is my all-time favorite movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director David Cronenberg
Writer David Cronenberg, Norman Snider, Bari Wood (book), Jack Geasland (book)
Actors Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon
Awards 20 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Morgan Creek Productions
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.66 : 1 (European theatrical ratio) (director specified), 1.78 : 1 (US theatrical ratio)
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses (uncredited)
Laboratory Medallion Film Laboratories, Toronto, Canada (processing) (as Medallion Film & Video Laboratories Co. Ltd.)
Film Length 3,176 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm