Quietly devastating, DEAD RINGERS offers compelling evidence that David Cronenberg has matured into a truly great filmmaker. Continuing the detailed character study that blossomed in THE FLY and combining it with his fixation on the metaphysical, Cronenberg has vividly created yet
another film that is powerful, moving and rich in ideas.
Inspired by the real-life story of respected twin New York City gynecologists Steven and Cyril Marcus (who in 1975 were both found dead in their garbage-strewn Upper East Side apartment, a double suicide brought on by barbiturate addiction), Cronenberg introduces us to Elliot and Beverly Mantle, a
pair of brilliant gynecologists...