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The Double Music By Andrew Hewitt

The film is a distinct pleasure…the score by Andrew Hewitt is one of the best we’ve heard in a while. A joy to watch…propelled by a great score by Andrew Hewitt.
– Indiewire
In The Double, British director Richard Ayoade (Submarine) returns with this darkly comic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella, featuring a tour de force dual performance from Jesse Eisenberg and co-starring Mia Wasikowska. Simon James (Eisenberg) is a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization. He is overlooked by his boss and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah (Wasikowska), the lovely copy room girl he pines for. He is undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simon‘s exact physical double and his opposite—confident, charismatic and seductive with women. To Simon‘s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Andrew Hewitt’s orchestral, chamber and electronic score blends score and sound design elements, using sources from the film’s diegetic world, confusing the boundary between James’s real and imagined worlds, plus the instrumental repetitions and fractures of the American minimalist style, to embroil the listener in the intense emotional experience that occupies James. In many cases the film was cut to the music, resulting in a powerful musical-dramatic experience as the film unfolds. The score is rich, utterly engaging, and perfectly matches the visual artistry and musical editing of the picture.
The album also includes classics such as Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto, East Virginia by Danny & The Islanders and the credit song The Sun by Kim Jung Mi.

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