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The Double Hour -- Former cop Guido (Timi) is a luckless veteran of the 'speed-dating' scene in Turin. To his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (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...
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Release Date:
9 October 2009 (Italy) See more »
Tagline:
A Romance. A Robbery. A Mystery. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Having Second Thoughts See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kseniya Rappoport ... Sonia (as Ksenia Rappoport)

Filippo Timi ... Guido
Antonia Truppo ... Margherita
Gaetano Bruno ... Riccardo

Fausto Russo Alesi ... Bruno
Michele Di Mauro ... Dante
Lorenzo Gioielli ... Hotel deputy director

Lidia Vitale ... Redhead at speed date
Giampiero Judica ... Man at speed date
Roberto Accornero ... Man at speed date
Lucia Poli ... Marisa

Giorgio Colangeli ... Priest / Father
Deborah Bernuzzi ... Hostess
Barbara Braconi ... Receptionist
Federica Cassini ... Infermiera
Valentina Gaia ... Jewelry shop-girl
Diegi Gueci ... Man at speed date
Edoardo La Scala ... Marco
Chiara Nicola ... Suicide girl
Chiara Paoluzzi ... Chambermaid
Gilda Postiglione Turco ... Doctor
Simone Repetto ... Man at speed date
Fabrizio Rizzolo ... Hotel customer
Stefano Saccotelli ... Man at speed date
Antonio Sarasso ... Nurse
Stefano Sardo ... Robber #1
Paolo Maria Serra ... Neurologist

Andrea Zirio ... Robber #2

Directed by
Giuseppe Capotondi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alessandro Fabbri  writer
Ludovica Rampoldi  writer
Stefano Sardo  writer

Produced by
Carlotta Calori .... associate producer
Francesca Cima .... producer
Nicola Giuliano .... producer
Viola Prestieri .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Pasquale Catalano 
 
Cinematography by
Tat Radcliffe 
 
Film Editing by
Guido Notari 
 
Casting by
Anna Maria Sambucco 
 
Production Design by
Totò Santoro 
 
Set Decoration by
Fiorella Cicolini 
 
Costume Design by
Roberto Chiocchi 
 
Makeup Department
Francesca Buffarello .... key makeup artist
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Stefano Benappi .... production manager
Danilo Goglio .... production supervisor
Filippo Pichi .... post-production coordinator
Andrea Tavani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Davide Bertoni .... first assistant director
Alberto Colombo .... second unit director
Jonathan Deman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vitaliano Crispo .... scenic toolperson
Carlotta Desmann .... assistant decorator
Erminio Lauri .... digital artist
Valentina Martin .... assistant set designer
Salvatore Napoletano .... scenic artist
Veronica Uva .... art department intern
Paolo Villata .... prep toolperson
 
Sound Department
Simone Carnesecchi .... boom operator
Stefano Costantini .... sound effects editor
Silvia Moraes .... sound editor
Roberto Moroni .... sound re-recording mixer
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Francesco Antonio Maggi .... digital compositor: Vision
Rodolfo Migliari .... visual effects supervisor
Miriam Pavese .... digital compositor: Vision
Nicola Sganga .... visual effects supervisor
Paolo Verrucci .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Stunts
Valentina Bordin .... stunts
Giulio Cialfi .... stunts
Christian Dell'Acqua .... stunts
Francesco Petrazzi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Ascione .... grip foreman
Dario Baracca .... video assist
Gianluca Fava .... assistant operator
Irene Ferlizzi .... additional operator
Giovanni Gebbia .... camera operator
Antonio Marchese .... electrician
Davide Marcone .... electrical foreman
Paolo Mariotti .... grip
Riccardo Mellana .... grip
Stefano Meloni .... second assistant operator
Daniele Musso .... still photographer
Adriano Francesco Necco .... electrician (as Adriano Necco)
Stefano Palmesino .... electrician
Francesco Saccani .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Incoronata Campanini .... costumer
Nada Campanini .... seamstress
Domenica Columpsi .... costume assistant
Sara Giovene .... costume intern
Ingrid Rosemary Pastore .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Eleonora Cao .... first assistant editor
Dario Di Vito .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Pasquale Catalano .... conductor
Pasquale Catalano .... orchestrator
Piero Cosenza .... music consultant
Antonello Navarra .... music producer
Giuseppe Sasso .... conductor
Paola Vanoni .... music production assistant
 
Transportation Department
Massimiliano Cedroni .... driver
Marco Di Folco .... driver
Marco Francescon .... transportation captain
Michele Milo .... driver
Claudio Peccolo .... driver
 
Other crew
Adelina Arcidiaco .... production coordinator
Adriano Bassi .... location manager
Marina Benedetto .... dialogue coach
Fabrizio Bertoglio .... runner
Michela Bruno .... title designer
Francesca Matteoli .... office production assistant
Giacomo Mineo .... title designer
Daniela Moramarco .... production secretary
Gianni Pace .... runner
Elisabetta Pieretto .... assistant production secretary
Salvatore Ricciardi .... conform supervisor
Viviana Ronzitti .... publicist
Marco Ruggieri .... finishing
Agnes Villar .... production intern
 
Thanks
Teco Celio .... special thanks
Massimo Coppola .... special thanks
Paola Lavini .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"La doppia ora" - Italy (original title)
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95 min
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24 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Having Second Thoughts, 1 June 2011
Author: jadepietro from United States

This film is mildly recommended.

I miss Alfred Hitchcock. His films were carefully constructed thrillers that would rarely let the moviegoer down. His pacing, editing, camera angles, and most importantly, his script, kept logic intact while entertaining and building suspense. There were always concluding set pieces that became memorable parts of cinema history: a chase on Mount Rushmore, a runaway carousel, a fight aboard a high speed train, an attack of stark-raving mad ravens. As I sat watching the Italian import, The Double Hour, my thoughts yearned for his deft director's touch on this film's intriguing premise.

Directed by newcomer Giuseppe Capotondi, the film stars Kseniya Rappoport as Sonya and Flippo Timi as Guido, two lonely sorts who meet at a speed dating seminar. She works as a hotel maid and he is an ex-cop turned security guard and both sense a real instant connection there. That's the beginning of a complex labyrinth that held my complete interest for about three-fourth of the film's length.

This off-beat thriller that becomes more ominous and intriguing every second with plot twists and startling reveals in its intricate plotting. There are twists galore, some minor, some major, and I enjoyed the conceit of the filmmaker in toying with his audience.

Now I love a good mystery and this is one, that is, up until the last few minutes when the mystery unravels and so does all reasoning. Actions are so out of character with Sonya and Guido's arc that the film defies rationality. Incidents that occur in the beginning of the film become random thoughts and really have no bearing in the maze-like structure of the story. The final shot made little sense to me when trying to decode the scheme of events prior to that ending, leaving me with a bitter taste of regret. ( Plus, no memorable set piece is on display when one could have been added in the airport scene to full effect.)

The movie tagline for The Double Hour reads as follows: A Romance. A Robbery. A Mystery. All that is true, and for the most of the time, the film does successfully involve the moviegoer. But, unfortunately, the film ultimately disappoints in the last half hour of the film when all the logic gives way to a very unsatisfying ending.

Sadly, I felt double-crossed and cheated when the end credits rolled. Yes, Alfred would have ironed out all the plot kinks before filming this exasperating thriller. Why have your audience invest their time and emotions in all of the film's intricacies when your overly convoluted plot becomes the major obstacle to the mystery itself. The Double Hour is second rate Hitchcock at best. GRADE: B-

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