The Twin (1984 film)
|Directed by||Yves Robert|
|Produced by||Danièle Delorme
Les Productions de La Guéville
|Written by||Donald Westlake (novel)
|Narrated by||Pierre Richard|
|Music by||Vladimir Cosma|
|Edited by||Pierre Gillette|
|October 10, 1984 (France)
December 19, 1985 (West Germany)
The Twin (French: Le jumeau) is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Yves Robert, starring Pierre Richard, Camilla More and Carey More. The film's screenplay is based on Donald Westlake's novel "Two Much".
The financially troubled businessman Matthias Duval gets to know two beautiful unwed sisters. Betty and Liz Kerner are twins and they are about to inherit a fortune. But the according last will states they mustn't receive the assets unless they are married. Duval tries to solve the issue by pretending he was a twin too. He invents a twin brother and in order to make everybody believe there was a second person with his looks he creates for his imagined brother a character very different from his own. But this leads to unforeseen complications.
- Pierre Richard - Matthias Duval, "Matthieu Duval"
- Jean-Pierre Kalfon — Ernest Volpinex
- Camilla More — Betty Kerner
- Carey More — Liz Kerner
- Jacques Frantz — Ralph
- Françoise Dorner — Marie
- Andréa Ferréol — Evie
- Jean-Pierre Castaldi — Charlie
- Paul Le Person — the beggar
- Isabelle Strawa — Nikki
- Yves Robert — a man in the elevator (cameo appearance)
- "The Twin". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
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