Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to
notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical
detail. He embarks on a secret quest to find his double and sets in
motion a train of events that he cannot control. Saramago's novel
explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and
insecurity that arise when our singularity comes under threat, when
even a wife cannot tell the original from the imposter...