The Double Hour 2011

The Double Hour

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Rich in atmosphere and cunningly told, The Double Hour is a pleasurable puzzle that will keep audiences guessing throughout.

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Sonia (Ksenia Rappoport) and ex-cop Guido (Filippo Timi) experience a whirlwind romance after a speed-dating event. While in the countryside, where Guido works at a villa, the couple are ambushed in the woods, and both their lives take drastic turns. As the two attempt to recover from the trauma, Sonia grows paranoid that Guido believes she was somehow involved in the attack herself. Guido begins investigating and unearths dark secrets about Sonia, which cause her sense of reality to crumble.

Cast & Crew

Lorenzo Gioielli
Hotel deputy director
Lidia Vitale
Redhead at speed date
Stefano Sardo
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Viola Prestieri
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Pasquale Catalano
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Tat Radcliffe
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Critic Reviews for The Double Hour

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (55) | Rotten (12)

  • It keeps you off-balance, constantly assessing and reassessing.

    June 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/4
  • "The Double Hour" is a tremendously entertaining take on film noir, with all the usual elements of the genre in play - crime, death, possibly murder and doomed romance. I think.

    June 2, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A remarkably fluid detective story.

    June 2, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • A twisty Italian thriller that takes some liberties with its now-you-see-'em/now-you-don't plot points, but no matter; the way director Giuseppe Capotondi keeps us guessing is deliciously, maliciously deft.

    June 2, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A sly, triple twist of a film, this Italian intrigue is almost never what it seems, although everything ends up making perfect sense eventually. Along the way, though, it's slippery stuff.

    May 27, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • The neatest thing about Giuseppe Capotondi's debut feature is how it reverses the mechanics of most crime movies.

    May 27, 2011 | Full Review…

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  • Jan 02, 2013
    An intriguing foreign thriller, The Double Hour is a great mystery filled with numerous twists and turns, and although the ending is a little unsatisfying, everything that builds up to it is very suspenseful and will likely keeping guessing up until said ending.
    Joey S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2012
    This Italian thriller directed by Guiseppe Capotondi is, for sure, something which will surprise you after pressing play button. An unpredictable hour and a half of a continuous story reshuffling like a narrative deck of cards dealing always a new hand which will widen your eyes even more than the previous one... I don't think that anyone would remember the ending just a day after watching it, but the twists and turns in this exceptionally acted movie will make the journey to be remembered, not the destination... for a long time! At times you could feel frustrated that there are so many times a film proves you were wrong, and some viewers could treat it as fundamentally untrustworthy, but I enjoyed it. Kseniya Rappoport as Sonia was particularly striking in this story which started out as an interesting drama with a little bit of romance but soon turned into a mystery psychological thriller! If you developed a taste for ingenious movies and you like an unpredictable plot, unexpected twists, great characters, unique location, great performances - try this one!
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  • Apr 10, 2012
    I probably would've liked this movie a lot better if the majority of the plot wasn't exactly like an episode of Futurama, one of the better episodes of the series in fact. Of course the events are different, but the idea behind it is EXACTLY like that episode. The movie is still good however with some good and tense moments. I think the movie, to me, sort of falls apart after the "twist" because it just felt cheap, even if it does make sense with the context of this story, it just felt like a cheap way to pay off what had been going on up until that point. The acting is strong, Kseniya Rappoport is good in her role and the rest of the cast is as well, though nothing outstanding. So overall a good, if disappointing, movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2012
    I kind of want to recut this into a good movie.
    Tom S Super Reviewer

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