Double Date

 
Frauenheld Alex will in der anstehenden Partynacht dafür sorgen, dass sein bester Freund Jim kurz vor dem 30. Geburtstag endlich seine Jungfräulichkeit verliert. Als die Männer die Schwestern Kitty und Lulu kennen lernen, scheint der Feuchttraum vom Double Date aufzugehen. Doch sie haben keine Ahnung von den sinistren Plänen der Femmes Fatales. Der Brite Benjamin Barfoot setzt in Double Date auf Kalauer, im Unterboden gärt derweil allerdings die Subversion klassischer Geschlechterrollen: eine grelle Reise Richtung Wahnsinn durch die Nacht, garniert mit Aderlass, einer singenden Christen-Familie, MDMA und einem Score der Psychedelic-Rocker Goat. (Markus Keuschnigg)

A gem of a debut feature, Benjamin Barfoot's Double Date is one of the best British horror/comedy icks since Shaun of the Dead. Broad humour meets situational comedy, populated with likeable characters and a streak of bloody crimson. You can clearly see the heart that's threaded through every frame of Double Date. It shines like a beacon, and helps solidify the film as an instant cult classic. As long as you don't expect the horror to outweigh the comedy, Double Date is going to take you out for the time of your life. It really is that good. (Gareth Jones, DreadCentral.com)

Director's Biography
Benjamin Barfoot
Benjamin Barfoot is a self-taught filmmaker from Devon, UK. Filmmaking is in his family – his grandfather Peter Draper worked as a screenwriter with Oliver Reed and Orson Welles. Beginning at age ten Barfoot shot 8mm animated movies and music videos, later he worked a variety of jobs for BBC and MTV. He made several short films, more recently he has focused on viral comedies. “Double Date” is his feature debut.

Film Selection: Double Date (2017) — Fist (2016, short) — Where Did It All Go Ron? (2012, short) — Who Is Albert Plum? (2012, short) — Fuse (2010, short)
Nachtsicht / Night Sight 2018
Benjamin Barfoot
Großbritannien 2017
color
90 Minuten
Englisch
OF
Drehbuch Danny Morgan
Kamera Laura Bellingham
Schnitt Benjamin Barfoot
Ton/Sounddesign Tarn Willers
Musik Goat
Mit Michael Socha, Georgia Groome, Danny Morgan, Kelly Wenham
Produzent*innen Matthew James Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith
Produktion
Stigma Films
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
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