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    Double Take

    Poster of the movie Double Take
    Double Take (2009)
    CountriesBelgium, Germany, Netherlands
    Run time1h20m
    GenreDocumentary
    Directed byJohan Grimonprez
    Written byJohan Grimonprez

    Synopsis

    In his new film DOUBLE TAKE, acclaimed director 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 clamor 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.

    Featuring

    Ron Burrage
    Mark Perry
    Jimmy Carter
    Tippi Hedren
    Janet Leigh
    Ronald Reagan
    Diana Ross
    + MORE

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