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The Zero Hour (2010)

La hora cero (original title)
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The Zero Hour is a gritty, fast-paced heist film. Set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike, the film tells the story of Parca (The Reaper) a feared hit man that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zapata 666 Zapata 666 ... Parca
Amanda Key Amanda Key ... Ladydi
Erich Wildpret ... Dr. Ricardo Cova
Laureano Olivares Laureano Olivares ... Buitre
Marisa Roman Marisa Roman ... Veronica Rojas (as Marisa Román)
Albi De Abreu ... Jesus
Alejandro Furth ... Comisario Peña
Steve Wilcox ... Inspector Gringo
Rolando Padilla Rolando Padilla ... Gobernador Gonzalo
Ana María Simón Ana María Simón ... Margaret
Beatriz Vázquez Beatriz Vázquez ... Pilar (as Beatriz Vásquez)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Humberto Carrillo Rafael Humberto Carrillo ... Inspector Ponce (as Rafael Carrillo)
Antonio Cuevas Antonio Cuevas ... Dr. Hernandez
Anthony Rivero El Gringo Anthony Rivero El Gringo ... Chino
Haydee Faverola Haydee Faverola ... Sra. Isabel Mendoza
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The Zero Hour is a gritty, fast-paced heist film. Set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike, the film tells the story of Parca (The Reaper) a feared hit man that is forced to take an elite hospital hostage in an attempt to save his wounded girlfriend. The police don't take long to arrive, and with them, a circus of media and onlookers. Parca soon becomes an unlikely hero, a "champion for the poor," until his stunt begins to divide the entire nation and violence begins to spread within the hospital and throughout the city, putting everything, including his girlfriend and her child, in dire jeopardy. A love story told in the midst of chaos, The Zero Hour is a timely and universal story about the mythic rise to power and the inevitable fall from grace. Written by Luis Auvert

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Venezuela

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (Venezuela) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Caracas, Venezuela

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Opening Weekend:

$175,507 (Venezuela), 8 October 2010, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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Caminando por Caracas
Written by Piero, Jose Tcherkaski, and Carlos Vida Carillo
Performed by David Mazzarri
Additional Vocals by Natasha Perez
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Hey, even bad-asses have a heart somewhere
24 October 2010 | by locoporelcineSee all my reviews

One thing that annoys me off about Venezuelan cinema is that it invariably falls into either the historical drama or the crime thriller, and too often it fails in both accounts. HERMANO was one exception, and now LA HORA CERO is the other, perhaps the first incursion of my country's cinema into action thriller.

While the occasional clichés are present, this is a well-written adventure full of twists that make sense all the way, and genuinely exciting action sets that was a pleasant surprise to see. The main character is played by an underground hip hop artist who had never acted in his life, but he never ceases to bring the truth, not even next to people who have been acting for at least 12 years. I truly hope you one day get the chance to see this.


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