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Double Take

Directed by Johan Grimonprez, 2009

Main Info

Docu fiction feature, Belgium-Netherlands-Germany
80’, 35mm/Beta Digit, 16:9 anamorphic, Dolby Stereo LTRT, Colour & B/W

Synopsis

“If you meet your double, you should kill him”
Director Johan Grimonprez casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. Subverting a meticulous array of tv footage and using 'The Birds' as an essential metaphor, DOUBLE TAKE traces catastrophe culture's relentless assault on the home, from moving images’ inception to the present day.

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Press

Wildly entertaining!

VARIETY

Ingenious, witty, virtuoso… You’ll relish every minute of it!

SCREEN

The most intellectually agile of this year’s films.

NEW YORK TIMES

My Top 10!

JOHN WATERS, ARTFORUM

Fascinating and genuinely disturbing.

THE GUARDIAN

Credits

Hitchcock Double Ron Burrage

Hitchcock Voice Mark Perry

Written and directed by Johan Grimonprez

Story by Tom McCarthy

Inspired by The Essay “25 August, 1983” by Jorge Luis Borges

Editors Dieter Diependaele, Tyler Hubby

Music by Christian Halten

Sound Design by Ranko Pauković

Produced by Emmy Oost for Zapomatik

Co-produced by Hanneke van der Tas and Nicole Gerhards for Nikovantastic Film, Denis Vaslin for Volya Films

With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Nordmedia Fonds GmbH in Lower Saxony and Bremen, Rotterdam Film Fund

Co-financed by ZDF/arte, Beeldende Kunst Strombeek-Mechelen, YLE Co-productions, RAISAT

In cooperation with arte commissioning editor - Doris Hepp, Beeldende Kunst Strombeek-Mechelen - Luk Lambrecht, YLE

Co-productions Commissioning Editor Outi Saarikoski, RAISAT

Commissioning Editor Luca Macciocca

Supported by Double Take was produced as part of the Hammer Museum's ArtistResidency Program, initiated with funding from the Nimoy Foundation and is supported by the James Irvine Foundation

Awards

Abu Dhabi FF 2009 Winner of the Black Pearl Award

New Media FF L.A. 2010 Grand prize winner

Era New Horizons FF 2009 Special mention

Yokohama FF 2009 Special mention