Double Take

Double Take
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Johan Grimonprez
  • Written by: Johan Grimonprez, Tom McCarthy
  • Cast: Alfred Hitchcock

Dazzling montage-based film which uses Alfred Hitchcock's fascination with doubles as a springboard to re-examine the socio-political anxieties of Cold War-era America. Zapping between past and present, fiction and 'reality', cinema and television, the filmmaker interweaves a trio of narrative strands - Hitchcock's mischievous screen persona, the escalating tension between USA and USSR and a fictional strand based on a Jorge Luis Borges story.

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Double Take

31 Mar 20104 stars

(12A) 80min One viewing merely scratches the surface of this dazzling montage-based film from Belgian media artist Johan Grimonprez, which uses Alfred Hitchcock’s fascination with doubles as a springboard to re-examine the socio-political anxieties…

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