Double Take

Double Take Trailers

Original title Double Take
Category Documentary
UK Release Date
Production year 2009
Production Country
Directors Johan Grimonprez
Cast Ron Burrage, Mark Perry, Delfine Bafort
Distributor Thunderbird Releasing


Universal Studios California, 1962. Alfred Hitchcock, on the set of THE BIRDS, is called to the production office for an urgent message. When he arrives, he's shocked to be confronted by his doppelganger, claiming to be the real Alfred Hitchcock and who declares: 'If you meet your double, you should kill him. Or he will kill you. Two of you is one too many. By the end of the script, one of you must die'. Alfred Hitchcock stars in DOUBLE TAKE, a tale of intrigue, personal paranoia and deception. Using archive footage, the film uses Hitchcock's own sardonic wit to explore his preoccupation with doubles - a recurring theme in his films - to virtuoso and entertaining effect. Positioned against the backdrop of the Cold War and inspired by Jorge Luis Borges novella 'The Other', best-selling British author Tom McCarthy writes a plot to mirror the political intrigue in which Hitchcock and his elusive double increasingly obsess over the perfect murder of each other.