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Director David Thompson
Writers David Thompson , Serge July,  Marie Genin
Image Thomas Collignon, Roy Estabrook, Christian Hughenot, Rémi Tournois
Sound Thierry Blandin, John Quinn, Claudio Musajo, Allen Stith
Editing Pierre Haberer
Length 52 minutes
Format 16/9
Versions French and English
Broadcasters France 5, TCM, TSR, YLE,  Canal+ Pologne, EPT, SBS, Sogecable


  • Sidney GOTTLIEB, psychiatrist and chemist
  • Stephen FREARS, filmmaker
  • David THOMSON, historian
  • Claude CHABROL, filmmaker
  • Isabella ROSSELLINI, actress, daughter of Ingrid Bergman
  • Peter BOGDANOVICH, actor and director
  • Marie STONE, Alfred Hitchcock’s granddaughter
  • Bill KROHN, historian, author of “Hitchcock at Work”
  • Charlotte CHANDLER, biographer, friend of Hitchcock

Portrait of a film: Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious is released in 1946. Following the fall of the Third Reich, the American Secret Service infiltrates the network of Nazi expatriates in South America in order to prevent terrorist attacks. Starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, Hitchcock’s film lays a morally torrid and completely furtive love story in the midst of a classic spy tale.

Portrait of an era: The script is completed in January 1945. The Nazis in the film store uranium in wine bottles. Hitchcock and his screenwriter are placed under surveillance on suspicion of collecting information about the atomic weapon. The real American nuclear bombs are dropped in August 1945 on Japan.

Portrait of a filmmaker. Hitchcock shot Notorious immediately after having supervised the editing in London of the first images shot by the US armies on the extermination camps, dreadful images that wouldn’t be released until 1984. The filming takes place during the Nuremberg Trial which judges Nazi criminals.