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What would you do if you ran into your perfect double, your "doppelganger" - somebody who looks exactly like you? That is the starting point for this supernatural thriller that explores the duality of nature, and the conflict that arises when we cannot come to terms with both sides of our personalities . When meek scientist Michio Hayasaki comes face to face with his own doppelganger, he is at first terrified, believing that when this happens, you will die. Resisting at first, Hayasaki eventually learns to deal with his double, who, though physically identical to him, is frighteningly opposite in nature. The doppelganger pushes Hayasaki further and further into accepting the opposite side of his own nature, as his life starts heading into a downward spiral that can have only one conclusion.
Director Kurosawa is good at giving each of his films their own unique feel. Here, Doppelganger explores a detective (Kurosawa favorite Kôji Yakusho) as he literally faces his... Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Lester
Good movie with a crazy concept,but somehow it works out. It's definitely different...I had a few good laughs while watching it.Published on January 28, 2012 by Yuki-kun
Plot in a nutshell- Guy meets his double ("doppelganger")while working on an "arm-ed" wheelchair. Nothing great really happens after that...or before. Read morePublished on August 27, 2008 by J. Davis
Kiyoshi Kurosawa has made a commendable little quasi horror, action picture. He has taken the Doppleganger idea and fleshed it out in a realistic fashion. Read morePublished on February 24, 2005 by Phantasmagoria