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A man and woman in a kitchen in a city apartment.
The Other One

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

The Other One

Unclassified 18+

6 Jul

A woman decides to kill her rich twin sister and assume her identity. However, her new life becomes complicated by her late sister's sleazy boyfriend.

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  • Dolores Del Río excels in her dual roles as twins, one rich, the other poor, the latter assuming the former’s life and loves after summarily dispatching her. The tormented narrative is matched by exquisitely oppressive set design (Gunther Gerszo) and terrific support from actors Víctor Junco and Agustín Irusta.

    The story by Rian James was adapted almost 20 years later as the basis for the Bette Davis vehicle Dead Ringer. Digital Restoration.