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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Brendan Gleeson
Kim Cattrall
Briain Gleeson
Directors
John Boorman
Screenwriters
John Boorman
Running Time
107 minutes

The Tiger’s Tail
A doppelgänger places Brendan Gleeson in double jeopardy


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Plot
Dublin property developer Liam O’Leary (Gleeson) gets the shock of his life when his exact double starts to follow him around. The sinister stranger begins posing as Liam both at home and at work, and Liam must struggle to prove his own identity as everyone assumes he is his criminal double.


Verdict
Any potential in Boorman’s sinister parable is frittered away with awkward dialogue, shallow characters and failed attempts at comedy. A curiosity at best.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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