Double Take

Double Take (Johan Grimonprez, 2009)
Double Take
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Double Take (Johan Grimonprez, 2009)
Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish
Duration
Duur
Longueur
80'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.78

Johan Grimonprez casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. The master says all the wrong things at all the wrong times while politicians on both sides desperately clamour to say the right things, live on TV. Double Take targets the global rise of “fear-as-a-commodity,” in a tale of odd couples and hilarious double deals. As television hijacks cinema, and the Khrushchev and Nixon kitchen debate rattles on, sexual politics quietly take off and Alfred himself emerges in a dandy new role on the TV, blackmailing housewives with brands they can't refuse. Award winning novelist Tom McCarthy (C, Remainder, Tintin and the Secret of Literature) writes a plot of personal paranoia to mirror the political intrigue in which Hitchcock and his elusive double increasingly obsess over the perfect murder – of each other! Subverting a meticulous array of TV footage, Grimonprez traces catastrophe culture's relentless assault on the home, from the inception of televised images to our present-day zapping neurosis.

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish
Duration
Duur
Longueur
80'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.78
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Ron Burrage
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Tom McCarthy
Image
Beeld
Image
Martin Testar
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Emmy Oost
Editing
Montage
Montage
Dieter Diependaele, Tyler Hubby
Music
Muziek
Musique
Christian Halten
Sound Editing
Klankmontage
Montage Son
Ranko Paukovic
Production
Productie
Production
zap-o-matik
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
Nikovantastic Film, Volya Films
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
The Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Nordmedia Fonds GMBH in Lower Saxony and Bremen, Rotterdam Film, ZDF / ART, Beeldende Kunst Strombeek / Mechelen, The Hammer Museum