Emmy OOST (Zap-o-Matik), Denis VASLIN (Volya Films), Hanneke VAN DER TAAS (Nikovantastic)
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 stammer to say the right things, live on TV. DOUBLE TAKE targets the global political rise of ‘fear as a commodity’, in a tale of odd couples and double deals. As television hijacks cinema, and the Krushchev and Nixon debate rattles on, sexual politics quietly take off and Alfred himself emerges in a dandy new role on TV, blackmailing housewives with brands they can't refuse.