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THE DOUBLE HOUR

by Giuseppe Capotondi

synopsis

Sonia comes from Ljubjiana and works as a waitress. Guido is an ex policeman and works as a guardian at a villa. They meet on a speed date. He’s a regular client. But it’s the first time for her, and it’s obvious. They don’t say much, the attraction is instinctive. They get to know each other in a matter of days, and show each other their wounds. They’re on the point of falling in love... when Guido dies. Unexpectedly, during a break-in at the villa he’s supposed to be guarding. Sonia finds herself alone once again, coping with a death for which she can find no sense. And for which some people even hold her responsible. While Sonia’s past comes back to her, with all its unresolved knots, the reality around her starts to break down, burying her. Who is Sonia really?

international title: The Double Hour
original title: La doppia ora
country: Italy
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Giuseppe Capotondi
film run: 95'
release date: IT 09/10/2009, FR 04/08/2010, BE 08/09/2010, NL 13/01/2010, DE 19/05/2011
screenplay: Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi, Stefano Sardo
cast: Filippo Timi, Kseniya Rappoport, Antonia Truppo, Gaetano Bruno, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michele Di Mauro, Lorenzo Gioielli, Lidia Vitale
cinematography by: Tat Radcliffe
film editing: Guido Notari
art director: Totoi Santoro
costumes designer: Roberto Chiocchi
music: Pasquale Catalano
producer: Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano
production: Indigo Film, Medusa Film, Mercurio Cinematografica
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Film Commission Torino Piemonte
distributor: Medusa Film, Bellissima Films, Abc Distribution, Cinemien, MFA Filmdistribution

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main awards/selection

Venezia 2009 In Competition
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress (Ksenya Rappoport)
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