The Double Hour (2009)
"La doppia ora" (original title)

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A chambermaid and an ex-cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a dark turn.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonia (as Ksenia Rappoport)
Antonia Truppo ...
Gaetano Bruno ...
Michele Di Mauro ...
Lorenzo Gioielli ...
Hotel deputy director
Redhead at speed date
Giampiero Judica ...
Man at speed date
Roberto Accornero ...
Man at speed date
Lucia Poli ...
Priest / Father
Deborah Bernuzzi ...
Barbara Braconi ...
Federica Cassini ...


Guido (Filippo Timi), a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (Ksenia Rappoport), a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance develops. After they leave the city for a romantic getaway in the country, things suddenly take a dark turn. As Sonia's murky past resurfaces, her reality starts to crumble. Everything in her life begins to change - - questions arise and answers only arrive through a continuous twist and turn of events keeping viewers on edge until the film's final moments. THE DOUBLE HOUR, winner of Best Actress at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, is directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. Written by Anonymous

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A Romance. A Robbery. A Mystery. See more »


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Release Date:

9 October 2009 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A Hora Dupla  »

Box Office


€2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,246 (USA) (15 April 2011)


$1,510,893 (USA) (19 August 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Lynch-type thriller
28 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kseniya Rappoport stars in "The Double Hour" (La Doppia Ora), a 2009 film.

Very reminiscent of David Lynch, the story concerns ex-cop Guido (Filippo Timi), who seems to be a chronic speed-dater. On this particular night, he meets someone he feels he can actually date, Sonia (Rappaport), who works as a hotel chambermaid. The relationship develops. However, as we slowly learn more and more about Sonia, she isn't all that she seems.

The plot isn't all that it seems, either, and as the film goes on, we see both dream and reality emerge.

Like Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, and Cache, The Double Hour is a fascinating film, where things are not always as they seem, and what goes on underneath is far more interesting. Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, if you're a fan of Lynch or Michael Heneke, you will enjoy this film.

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