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''Duplicity'' is a 2009 American film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, and starring JuliaRoberts and Clive Owen. The film was released on March 20, 2009.

Corporate espionage meets romance. This was before {{Inception}}, which was corporate espionage via dreams.

The plot of the film follows Ray Koval, an MI6 agent, and Claire Stenwick, a CIA operative who [[spoiler: cooperate in a con poised to undercut a company who has discovered a cure for baldness and sell the formula, running off with the money themselves]].
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!!Tropes associated with this work:

* AllThatGlitters: [[spoiler: Subverted.]]
* AnachronicOrder: We jump from how Ray and Claire first met to the present day, and then back to the other times they've met, and so on.
* BadassInANiceSuit - Ray and Claire.
* TheChessmaster: Ray and Claire think they are, [[spoiler: but in reality, it's Howard]].
* ConMenHateGuns - no celebrities were shot in the making of this picture.
* DuelOfSeduction
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the opening credits, Howard and Dick get into an argument that turns into a fight, [[spoiler: and Howard is winning by the time the credits end; over the course of the movie, Howard ends up triumphing over Dick again in a different kind of contest.]]
* GambitPileup
* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Hilariously subverted.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Ray:''' At least we still have each other.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Claire:''' It really is that bad, isn't it?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Ray:''' Kind of, yeah.]]
* InMediasRes: The story shifting back and forth in time.
* InsistentTerminology: It's a lotion, not a skin cream.
* IronicEcho
* KansasCityShuffle
* [[spoiler: MockGuffin]]: [[spoiler: The formula Claire and Ray are trying to steal doesn't exist; Howard only pretended there was one to embarrass Dick and fool Claire and Ray]].
* [[spoiler: ShaggyDogStory]]
* SharpDressedMan - Ray, very much so.
* SpyCouple - adversarial and corporate variants.
* TheMole: Played with every which way.
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: A gender-swapped version.
* WunzaPlot
* [[spoiler: NeverTrustAHairTonic]]