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The Double Hour (2009) More at IMDbPro »La doppia ora (original title)

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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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8 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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The Acting Outpaces the Story 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
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La doppia ora" - Italy (original title)
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95 min
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2 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Acting Outpaces the Story, 21 June 2011
Author: chaz-28 from Rockville, MD

The Double Hour feels hollow. There are elements involved which if properly connected, could lead to a well constructed film, but they aren't. I do not want to give too much of the plot away because a certain level of secrecy is necessary to enjoy it instead of waiting for pre-planned twists. After seeing this film, I read the reviews of particular critics and most of them kept the secrets, that is, except for Stephen Holden of the New York Times. If you read his review before seeing The Double Hour, there would be absolutely no need to sit through it because he gives the entire thing away; the jig is up.

Sonia is a hotel chambermaid in Turin, Italy. She is routinely morose, most likely from something in her past and the fact that she is strikingly lonely. To help her find a friend or more, she tries speed dating and is strikes up a friendship with Guido, an ex-cop who is still trying to define his widower status three years after the fact. Sonia and Guido take baby steps towards the semblance of a relationship until their lives are drastically altered during a robbery. This is where my plot description stops. Revealing too much of a film noir thriller does nothing for the eventual audience except take away their guessing games during the film.

The couple's relationship and their back and forth interactions are surprisingly effective. Both actors playing Sonia and Guido received best acting honors at the Venice Film Festival, but the somewhat non-congruous film and choppy supernatural elements do not match their acting standard. The director and screenwriters show a lot of future promise, but the Double Hour just misses the mark. To explain the title, a double hour is particular time of day when the clock matches, such as 12:12. It is said that wishes sometime come true at a double hour.

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