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* SpidersAreScary: Spiders are a recurring theme, including the tarantulas in the beginning, the gigantic spider striding through a cityscape in a dream, a woman with the head of a spider in another dream, and [[spoiler:the enormous tarantula that replaces Helen in the end]].

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* SpidersAreScary: SpidersAreScary:
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Spiders are a recurring theme, including the tarantulas in the beginning, the gigantic spider striding through a cityscape in a dream, a woman with the head of a spider in another dream, and [[spoiler:the enormous tarantula that replaces Helen in the end]].


* WhamShot: The last scene where Adam goes into room to find Helen, only to see [[spoiler: a ''really'' huge spider]].

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* WhamShot: The last scene where Adam goes into the room to find Helen, only to see [[spoiler: a ''really'' huge spider]].


* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Anthony cheats on his wife with Adamís girlfriend and it is implied that itís not the first time he cheats. [[spoiler: AnachronicOrder Or maybe itís Adam who was cheating]] due to [[MindScrew the ambiguous nature]] of the film...]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Anthony cheats on his wife with Adamís girlfriend and it is implied that itís not the first time he cheats. [[spoiler: AnachronicOrder [[AnachronicOrder Or maybe itís Adam who was cheating]] due to [[MindScrew the ambiguous nature]] of the film...]]


* YourCheatingHeart: [[Spoiler: Anthony cheats on his wife with Adamís girlfriend and it is implied that itís not the first time he cheats. [[spoiler: AnachronicOrder Or maybe itís Adam who was cheating]] due to [[MindScrew: the ambiguous nature]] of the film...]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Anthony cheats on his wife with Adamís girlfriend and it is implied that itís not the first time he cheats. [[spoiler: AnachronicOrder Or maybe itís Adam who was cheating]] due to [[MindScrew: [[MindScrew the ambiguous nature]] of the film...]]

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* WhamShot: The last scene where Adam goes into room to find Helen, only to see [[spoiler: a ''really'' huge spider]].
* YourCheatingHeart: [[Spoiler: Anthony cheats on his wife with Adamís girlfriend and it is implied that itís not the first time he cheats. [[spoiler: AnachronicOrder Or maybe itís Adam who was cheating]] due to [[MindScrew: the ambiguous nature]] of the film...]]


''Enemy'' is a 2013 psychological thriller film directed by Creator/DenisVilleneuve, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, and adapted from the novel ''The Double'' by Creator/JoseSaramago.

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''Enemy'' is a 2013 psychological thriller film directed by Creator/DenisVilleneuve, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, and adapted from the novel ''The Double'' by Creator/JoseSaramago.
Jose Saramago.

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* ColorWash: There's a brownish-yellow cast across the entire film.


''Enemy'' is a 2013 psychological thriller film directed by Creator/DenisVilleneuve, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, and adapted from the novel ''The Double'' by Jose Saramago.

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''Enemy'' is a 2013 psychological thriller film directed by Creator/DenisVilleneuve, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, and adapted from the novel ''The Double'' by Jose Saramago.
Creator/JoseSaramago.



A film with a very similar premise, ''Film/TheDouble'', was released the same year, a {{black comedy}} based on another novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky of the same name.
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A film with a very similar premise, ''Film/TheDouble'', was released the same year, a {{black comedy}} based on another novel named ''The Double'', though written by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky Creator/FyodorDostoevsky.

Has [[SimilarlyNamedWorks no connection]] to the 2015 {{Roguelike}} [[VideoGame/{{Enemy}}
of the same name.
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name.]]





* FanDisservice: In one of Adam's dreams he walks along a corridor and passes a naked, well-built woman that's approaching from the opposite direction. What sounds titillating in theory is actually anything but because [[spoiler:that woman is walking on the ceiling ''and'' has [[NightmareFuel a spider's head]] instead of a human's]]. Unsurprisingly, Adam suffers a less than pleasant awakening.

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* FanDisservice: In one of Adam's dreams dreams, he walks along a corridor and passes a naked, well-built woman that's approaching from the opposite direction. What sounds titillating in theory is actually anything but because [[spoiler:that woman is walking on the ceiling ''and'' has [[NightmareFuel a spider's head]] instead of a human's]]. Unsurprisingly, Adam suffers a less than pleasant awakening.


Then things get [[MindScrew strange]]. ''Really, really'' strange.

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[[{{Understatement}} Then things get get]] [[MindScrew strange]]. ''Really, really'' strange.
''[[UpToEleven Really, really]]'' [[UpToEleven strange]].



* FanDisservice: In one of Adam's dreams he walks along a corridor and passes a [[FullFrontalAssault naked, well-built woman]] that's approaching from the opposite direction. What sounds titillating in theory is actually anything but because [[spoiler:that woman is walking on the ceiling ''and'' has [[NightmareFuel a spider's face]] instead of a human's]]. Unsurprisingly, Adam suffers a less than pleasant awakening.

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* FanDisservice: In one of Adam's dreams he walks along a corridor and passes a [[FullFrontalAssault naked, well-built woman]] woman that's approaching from the opposite direction. What sounds titillating in theory is actually anything but because [[spoiler:that woman is walking on the ceiling ''and'' has [[NightmareFuel a spider's face]] head]] instead of a human's]]. Unsurprisingly, Adam suffers a less than pleasant awakening.



* GiantSpider: At one point, we see one looming high over the city, [[CoverDrop as shown in the poster]]. [[spoiler:Its significance is never explained.]]



* JumpScare: [[spoiler:The sudden revelation of Helen being replaced with a spider in the end]].

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* JumpScare: [[spoiler:The sudden revelation of Helen being replaced with a spider in the end]].end]] has been known to startle audiences.


''Enemy'' is an eerie 2013 thriller film directed by Creator/DenisVilleneuve, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal. It is based on the novel ''Literature/TheDouble'' by Jose Saramago, and chiefly concerns a history professor named Adam Bell whose normal, quiet life takes a very strange turn after he watches a film featuring an actor who is also an exact double of him and tracks the man down. A film with a very similar premise, ''Film/TheDouble'', was released the same year, a {{black comedy}} based on another novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky of the same name.

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-->''"Chaos is order yet undeciphered."''

''Enemy'' is an eerie a 2013 psychological thriller film directed by Creator/DenisVilleneuve, starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal. It is based on Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, and adapted from the novel ''Literature/TheDouble'' ''The Double'' by Jose Saramago, and Saramago.

The film
chiefly concerns a history professor named Adam Bell whose normal, quiet life takes a very strange turn is shaken up after he watches a film featuring an actor who is also an exact double of him and tracks the man down. down.

Then things get [[MindScrew strange]]. ''Really, really'' strange.

A film with a very similar premise, ''Film/TheDouble'', was released the same year, a {{black comedy}} based on another novel by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky of the same name.


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* JumpScare: [[spoiler:The sudden revelation of Helen being replaced with a spider in the end]].


* NoEnding: [[spoiler: Adam walks into his girlfriend's room and finds that she has been replaced by a massive spider. He stares at her for a few seconds, then sighs.]] [[GainaxEnding Cut to black.]]

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* NoEnding: [[spoiler: Adam walks into his girlfriend's Helen's room and finds that she has been replaced by a massive spider. He stares at her for a few seconds, then sighs.]] [[GainaxEnding Cut to black.]]



* SpotTheImposter: Anthony's wife suspects briefly that Adam isn't her husband, but dismisses it. Adam's girlfriend, meanwhile, realizes who Anthony is. [[spoiler: This leads to both of their deaths]].

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** In the penultimate scene, [[spoiler: we're treated to a slow zoom on the window of Anthony and Mary's crashed car, cracked in a distinct spider-web pattern.]]
* SpotTheImposter: Anthony's wife suspects briefly that Adam isn't her husband, but dismisses it. it, [[spoiler: though it's implied [[AmbiguousSituation she might actually recognize him after all]], and simply prefers him to her increasingly unstable and serial cheater husband.]] Adam's girlfriend, meanwhile, realizes who Anthony is. [[spoiler: This leads to both of their deaths]].

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* AnimalMotifs: Spiders. ''All over the place.''

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* NoEnding: [[spoiler: Adam walks into his girlfriend's room and finds that she has been replaced by a massive spider. He stares at her for a few seconds, then sighs.]] [[GainaxEnding Cut to black.]]


* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: One popular interpretation of the film is that it takes place mostly in Adam's head, with Anthony being a symptom of his delusions.



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: One popular interpretation of the film is that it takes place mostly in Adam's head, with Anthony being a symptom of his delusions.

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