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The Double Hour

The Double Hour

by Giuseppe Capotondi

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A love story disguised as a thriller

Review: The Double Hour

A love story disguised as a thriller

An Italian debut feature which cleverly plays with the genre format and was launched in competition at Venice, where it won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress 

“Thrillers are a fun genre to make and see”

Interview: Giuseppe Capotondi • Director

“Thrillers are a fun genre to make and see”

The debut film took a risk with genre and won over Venice audiences with an ironclad screenplay that blends thriller, love story and paranormal horror, and a nod to David Lynch 





international title: The Double Hour
original title: La doppia ora
country: Italy
year: 2009
directed by: Giuseppe Capotondi
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

main awards/selection

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

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