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L'Amant double (titled Double Lover in the US)[3] is a 2017 French-Belgian erotic thriller drama film directed by François Ozon. It stars Marine Vacth as a young woman named Chloé who discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity. It is based on the novel Lives of the Twins (also known as Kindred Passions) by Joyce Carol Oates, originally published in 1987 under the pseudonym "Rosamond Smith".

L'Amant double
L'Amant Double.jpg
Film poster
Directed byFrançois Ozon
Produced byÉric Altmayer
Nicolas Altmayer
Written byFrançois Ozon
Music byPhilippe Rombi
CinematographyManuel Dacosse
Edited byLaure Gardette
Release date
  • 26 May 2017 (2017-05-26) (Cannes)
Running time
110 minutes
Budget€7.1 million[1]
Box office$4.9 million[2]



The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5] It premiered on 26 May 2017 at the Cannes.[6]

Critical receptionEdit

L'Amant double was released to generally positive reviews from critics. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 71% approval rating based on 91 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Double Lover offers kinky pleasures that should thrill fans of classic erotic cinema while adding some uniquely transgressive European twists."[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 70 out of 100 from 20 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]


At the 8th Magritte Awards, the film received a nomination in the category of Best Actor for Renier.[9]


  1. ^ JP. "L'Amant double (2017)". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Double Lover". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Double Lover". Cohen Media Group. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ "The 2017 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  5. ^ Winfrey, Graham (13 April 2017). "2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, Twin Peaks and More". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  6. ^ "L'Amant double". AlloCiné. Webedia. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Double Lover (L'amant double) (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  8. ^ "L'Amant Double Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  9. ^ Degré, Michaël (11 January 2018). "Magrittes 2018: vers un match Streker-Belvaux?". L'Avenir (in French). Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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