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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 »
A Romance. A Robbery. A Mystery. See more »
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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"Riveting and suspenseful mystery..." See more (22 total) »


  (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
Maurizio Fazzini .... 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
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
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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10 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
"Riveting and suspenseful mystery...", 28 January 2011
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Music video director Giuseppe Capatondi' feature film debut which was written by Italian screenwriter Ludovica Rampoldi, Italian screenwriter and actor Stefan Sardo and Italian writer Alessandro Fabbri, premiered In competition at the 66th Venice Film Festival in 2009, was screened at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival in 2009 and is an Italian production. It was shot on location in Turin, Italy and was produced by Italian producer Francesca Cima and Italian producer Nicola Giuliano. It tells the story about Sonia, a Slovenian woman who makes a living as a maid in Torino. Sonia is looking for a male companion, and through a dating bureau she meets security guard Guido and chemistry sparks. Guido and Sonia has found one another, but as they are getting to know each other their evolving relationship is interrupted.

Precisely and subtly directed by Italian Giuseppe Capatondi, this finely paced and somewhat romantic fictional tale is a character-driven and plot-driven drama mostly narrated from the protagonist's point-of-view. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions and the brilliant production design by production designer Totó Santoro, this invariably intriguing thriller which depicts two merging studies of character is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure and the engaging acting performances by Russian actress Kseniya Rappoport and Italian actor and screenwriter Filippo Timi. A riveting and suspenseful mystery which gained, among other awards, the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actress Kseniya Rappoport at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009.

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