The Double

Thirteen years ago, in Viborg, Denmark, lived two young men with the same name: Thomas Andersen.

Best Documentary in a Non-English Language2016 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition

2016 / Thomas Arent Andersen / Third Ear X Politiken, DEN

Thirteen years ago, in Viborg, Denmark, lived two young men with the same name: Thomas Andersen.

One night in October, they met each other at a pizzeria, got into an argument, started fighting, and one Thomas decided to run over the other one in his car. The other Thomas ended up in a coma, but narrowly survived. When he woke up, he could not remember anything about the night that changed his life forever. Now, he returns to Viborg to find out what actually happened that night a long time ago – and to find Thomas Andersen again.

Inaugural winner of the Best Documentary in a Non-English Language Award
This story is in Danish. Check out a custom-made subtitled video of Dobbeltgænger from Radio Atlas - made just for Third Coast! Or print a transcript here.

Dobbeltgænger was edited by Tim Hinman and Krister Moltzen for Third Ear X Politiken.


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Thomas Arent Andersen

Thomas Arent Andersen is a graduate of The National Film School of Denmark and has worked professionally with audio and sound design on documentary and feature films since 2008.


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