With Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon. Directed by David Cronenberg. David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider.Their script was based on the lives of Stewart and Cyril Marcus and on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland, a "highly fictionalized" version of the Marcus' story. Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. “Dead Ringers” is the vulgar exploitation-movie title given to David Cronenberg’s new film, which was originally and more poetically titled “Twins.”It stars Jeremy Irons in a dual role as Beverly and Elliot Mantle, brilliant twins who grow up to be brilliant gynecologists. Dead Ringers may be a beautifully structured and well-acted movie, but it certainly's isn't an easy film to watch. Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. Die Unzertrennlichen (Originaltitel: Dead Ringers) ist ein kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 1988.Er entstand unter der Regie von David Cronenberg, der auch am Drehbuch beteiligt war.. But their identity games turn grisly as they clash over a woman. Twin gynecologists take lusty advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart.