A Twin Story...,
This review is from: Dead Ringers [DVD]  (DVD)
David Cronenberg is far from being an easy Filmmaker. His Filmography since 1986 ( "The Fly" ) till 2007 ( "Eastern Promises" ) has been very irregular, heterogeneous and stage of controversy.
I remember 1991 "Naked Lunch" as one of the most hated (at least in Portugal), and 1996 "Crash" ( the most incredible and fascinating Paranoia I've ever seen ), an excellent Movie and a completely misunderstood one!
Although being suspicious, because for long years I've been fascinated by the darkest side of his cinematography, misunderstood or not, this man developed original and creative ideas giving birth to the most strange Movies some of them notable, whether People like them or not...
He has started in brilliantly with the genial "The Fly", one of the best Films ever made of this genre. Then, "Dead Ringers" in 1988, a very different, interesting and well structured idea, a psychological and physical experience with the brilliant performance of Jeremy Irons.
A Story about identical twin Gynecologists.
Since they were kids, they shared uncommon feelings concerning sexuality and grew up fascinated by women's reproductive system. Later, they developed a deep investigation on the subject and became famous. Along their Lives they've shared the same practice, same apartments, same women, everything except Personality!
Two different sensibilities, two different Minds!
Things went well until the day an Actress ( Geneviève Bujold ), a pacient they were studying, began sharing their Lives, and their Minds started taking opposite directions.
Sexual confusion and drug abuse drove them into Madness and into an inevitable collapse.
Of course the End is tragic, but no happy ending should fit in here! Because there's scientific evidence that identical twins can feel the pain of each other and the horrifying idea of being apart brings them great suffering...
Technically speaking the Film is perfect! So, considering Irons Acting and Cronenberg's Camera and Direction a very good Movie has been made.