WHY WE FIGHT selected for Venice Gap-Financing Market. More info.
Docu fiction feature, Belgium-Netherlands-Germany
80’, 35mm/Beta Digit, 16:9 anamorphic, Dolby Stereo LTRT, Colour & B/W
“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.
Ingenious, witty, virtuoso… You’ll relish every minute of it!
The most intellectually agile of this year’s films.
NEW YORK TIMES
My Top 10!
JOHN WATERS, ARTFORUM
Fascinating and genuinely disturbing.
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
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