DOUBLE LOVER — Review by Erica Abeel

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François Ozon’s Double Lover, a departure from his restrained World War I-set Frantz, is an erotic psychological thriller about a onetime model in therapy who ends up with two lovers—who happen to be twins. Double Lover‘s mix of kink, suspense and technical control initially promises a return to such riveting mind-benders as Swimming Pool. Sadly, though, this film, loosely based on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, also trafficks in exploitative images of women in the guise of art-film license…Continue reading…

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Erica Abeel

Erica Abeel writes film features and reviews for, Filmmaker Magazine,, and Film Journal. She is the author of five books, including the novel, Women Like Us, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Her newest novel, Conscience Point, was published in fall 2008.