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by Vincenzo Marra


Filippo Costa, a young tax policeman of modest social origins nurtures enormous ambition which isolates him from his colleagues and his background. He initially aspires to climbing the ladder of the career he has chosen for himself, however, when he comes face to face with corruption he realises that he can set his sights much higher. In his unstoppable social climbing, he is helped by Caterina, a woman who is older than him, beautiful, cultured, elegant, very wealthy and very much in love. Thanks to her, Filippo rubs shoulders with many high-powered financiers and so begins his ascent of the prestigious, social and financial ladder. To avoid being crushed by the cynical rules of that world, Filippo is forced to abandon all trace of human or moral scruple.

original title: L'ora di punta
country: Italy
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Vincenzo Marra
release date: IT 07/09/2007
screenplay: Vincenzo Marra
cast: Fanny Ardant, Michele Lastella, Giulia Bevilacqua
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Luca Benedetti
art director: Beatrice Scarpato
costumes designer: Daniela Ciancio
production: R&C Produzioni, French Connection
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
distributor: 01 Distribution

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