The Double Hour
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Guido (Timi), a former cop, is a luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. But, much to his surprise, he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia (Rappoport), a chambermaid at a high-end hotel. The two hit it off, and a passionate romance develops. After they leave the city for a romantic getaway in the country, things suddenly take a dark turn. As Sonia's murky past resurfaces, her reality starts to crumble. Everything in her life begins to change-questions arise and answers only arrive through a continuous twist and turn of events keeping viewers on edge until the film's final… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It keeps you off-balance, constantly assessing and reassessing."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Too many of the film's curiosities are explained away with a cliched device, but Capotondi has created an unsettling mood which creeps beneath the skin."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Ambitious and intelligent, expect to see a Hollywood remake."
‑ Andreas Heinemann,
"The final resolution is easily forgotten, more of an afterthought than anything else. The fun is in the twisting, absurd journey, not the destination."
‑ Loey Lockerby, Kansas City Star
"Capotondi's nerve-shredding puzzler will delight fans of Hitchcock and Polanski."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A modest and modestly effective Italian thriller with a supernatural twist."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Every 10 minutes, writer-director Giuseppe Capotondi reshuffles his narrative deck of cards and deals the audience a completely new hand. Just when you think you're ahead of the game, you've been played for a sucker."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"There are only so many times a thriller can reveal that everything you thought you knew was wrong before it becomes fundamentally untrustworthy."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
""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."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The neatest thing about Giuseppe Capotondi's debut feature is how it reverses the mechanics of most crime movies."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"most of The Double Hour doesn't really need to exist in order for the viewer to process the impact of the finale"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Don't let anyone spill the beans and tell you too much before you get a chance to sit through all the twists and turns in this mind-blowing experience."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"The Double Hour obviously wants to be compared to efforts by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma and Christopher Nolan, but it's ultimately like watching a child clamoring to sit at the table of the grownups."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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