When Chloé decides to see a therapist for her stomach pains, she quickly falls head over heels in love with her psychologist Paul. Soon after they’ve moved in together, Paul suggests she find a new therapist and it is only then that Chloé discovers his twin brother Louis – who is also a psychologist. But whereas Paul is loving and affectionate, Louis is cynical, sadistic and in the possession of an irresistible sexual magnetism. With its aura of 90’s-style self-conscious camp, THE DOUBLE LOVER is a kinky erotic thriller in the tradition of Brian De Palma and Paul Verhoeven.
Francois Ozon (France, 1967) Selected filmography: FRANTZ (2016), THE NEW GIRLFRIEND (2014), YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL (2013), IN THE HOUSE (2012), POTICHE (2010), RICKY (2009)