Double Take

Directed by Johan Grimonprez

Year: 2009
Running Time: 79
Color Type: Color and B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
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Double Take

Cast
Alfred Hitchcock
Mark Perry
Ron Burrage

Crew
Writer Tom McCarthy
Directed by Johan Grimonprez


An Official Selection at both the Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, Johan Grimonprez's Double Take is a unique film that combines early 60's advertising, hysterical Red Menace newsreels, and Alfred Hitchcock - featuring his hilarious introductions to his TV show and movies, and interviews with actual Hitchcock impersonator Ron Burrage - into a black comedy journey through the global commoditization of fear and the slippery politics of images from Sputnik, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 9/11, and beyond.

With astonishing versatility, this documentary-fiction hybrid ingeniously blends the archive footage with cryptic allusions to an imaginary murder plot involving Hitchcock and his doppelganger to paint a vivid portrait of American media run amok during the Cold War

Though echoing Orson Welles' F For Fake, Jorge Luis Borges' famous false histories, and the collage films of Bruce Connor, Grimonprez's creation is a unique cinematic fever dream that must be experienced to be believed. "Fascinating, confounding, and beautiful" (New York Magazine)," DOUBLE TAKE is a perceptive, multi-faceted gem that's "as gripping a suspense movie as one of Hitchcock's own" (Variety).

Reviews

"Galvanizing, elegant and wildly entertaining! As gripping a suspense movie as one of Hitchcock's own." - Robert Koehler, VARIETY

"Fascinating, confounding and beautiful..." - New York Magazine



Awards

  • New Media Grand Prize Los Angeles Film Festival
    Official Selection Berlinale

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