The Double Hour (La Doppia Ora)
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi | ITALY | 2009 | 95min | Subtitled
Love and danger unexpectedly meet in this offbeat thriller, the debut feature from music-video director Giuseppe Capotondi and an official selection at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Sonia (Kseniya Rappoport, THE UNKNOWN WOMAN), a young woman from Eastern Europe, has recently moved to the northern industrial town of Turin. She wants to find a boyfriend so she signs up for a speed-dating service, facing the blunt and the sleazy, until she meets Guido (Filippo Timi, who played Mussolini in VINCERE), an ex-cop turned security guard who has been making the rounds of the singles’ scene for a while. Against all odds, the two hit it off and a romance quickly develops. Capotondi’s tightly packed film has a measured pace, a deceptively simple and unglamorous look, and an admirably complex narrative. - Adapted from Lavazza Italian Film Festival
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