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The Double Hour (2009)

La doppia ora (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 9 October 2009 (Italy)
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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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Giuseppe Capotondi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kseniya Rappoport ... Sonia (as Ksenia Rappoport)
Filippo Timi ... Guido
Antonia Truppo Antonia Truppo ... Margherita
Gaetano Bruno Gaetano Bruno ... Riccardo
Fausto Russo Alesi ... Bruno
Michele Di Mauro Michele Di Mauro ... Dante
Lorenzo Gioielli Lorenzo Gioielli ... Hotel deputy director
Lidia Vitale ... Redhead at speed date
Giampiero Judica ... Man at speed date
Roberto Accornero Roberto Accornero ... Man at speed date
Lucia Poli Lucia Poli ... Marisa
Giorgio Colangeli ... Priest / Father
Deborah Bernuzzi Deborah Bernuzzi ... Hostess
Barbara Braconi Barbara Braconi ... Receptionist
Federica Cassini Federica Cassini ... Infermiera
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Storyline

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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Nothing is what it seems. See more »


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hora Dupla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,246, 17 April 2011

Gross USA:

$1,514,942

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,715,751
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

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In Between Days
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Lynch-type thriller
28 September 2014 | by blanche-2See 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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