The Double Hour
La doppia ora
Italy, 2009, 95 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Crime, Detective/Mystery, Romance
Language: Italian English Sub-Titles
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35m presentation - The Double Hour is at once a stark romance, a touching psychological thriller, and a story about possibilities. Sonia (Ksenia Rappoport) and Guido (Filippo Timi) might be the two loneliest people in the Italian city of Turin. A penniless maid and a chilly ex-cop, they each go about their daily routines like ghosts, both tormented by mistakes and loss from their individual pasts, unable to truly move forward with their lives in any meaningful way. But, when the two meet for the first time in the grimmest of settings—a schmaltzy speed dating event—wary flirtation blooms into desperate passion. Only a single, shocking incident, an ill-timed robbery, threatens to destroy the salvation that Sonia and Guido so quickly find in each other. La doppia ora: A second chance, a magical moment when a person makes a wish, hoping against hope for a better life, for love, for redemption. But, is wishing, as Guido suggests, only a game?
DIRECTOR: Giuseppe Capotondi
Principal Cast: Ksenia Rappoport, Filippo Timi
US Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
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