The Double Hour

Synopsis: Guido (Filippo 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 (Ksenia 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 moments. THE DOUBLE HOUR, winner of Best Actress at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, is directed by Giuseppe Capotondi.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Giuseppe Capotondi
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  7 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


Calcium is very important

for bones, teeth, etc.


our most important dishes

are made with carbohydrates.

I mean baked goods, bread...

- Bread and honey.

- Right.

Honey sweetens more

for the same amount of calories.

May I come in? Chambermaid.

Excuse me...

- I'll come back later.

- No, come on in.

- I'll start in the bathroom.

- Okay.

You look better

with your hair down.

That's the only thing

that makes a difference.

Ifyou smoke and drink coffee,

whitening won't work.

You drop from a B1 to a B3

in two, three months.

I think you're at least an A2.

- Bye.

- Bye.

- First time?

- Is it that evident?

A bit.

Where are you from? Wait...

- Budapest?

- No.


Where's that?

- Hi.

- Hi.

What are you looking for,

Number 10?

I don't know,

the same as everyone else.

A soul mate.



It's cheaper than a social life.

Dinner and almost certainly a screw,

all for 25 Euros.

And the seduction factor

is very important to me.

I guess so.

I'll mark you down as "yes".

- Hi.

- Hello.

I'm Guido.

I'm Sonia.

- Not going to say anything?

- I'm waiting.

You haven't put "no" yet

for the guy before me.

Tough evening?

- The worst is over. You're the last.

- I could be the worst of all.

So, what have you got to say?

Anything, just make sure it's nothing

sad, 'cause Marisa gets pissed off.


The organiser.

That blonde.

She wants to see everyone smiling.

Yes, she told me that too.

Leave the sad stuff at home,

keep the chat cheerful.

You start.

I'm at a loss for words tonight.

- Want to try mine?

- Is it alcoholic?

- Vodka and tonic.

- No, thanks.

- You don't drink?

- Depressing subject.


Marisa won't be too pleased with us.

How about you?

Why do you come here?


- Shall I give it to him?

- Definitely.

- It's at your own risk.

- Sure!

- Guido!

- Marisa...

Number3 from last week called me.

She said you went out together

and got on really really well.

- Why don't you date her?

- 'Cause you'll lose your best client!

Been going

to these evenings for long?

Yes, a long time.

Don't they depress you?

Yes, they do.

- How about a drink?

- You don't drink.

How about going to my place?

- I got the wrong idea.

- No, I'm on first shift tomorrow.

It's late.

What's so funny?


Just a silly game.

It reminded me of someone.

What game?

It's like when you see

a shooting star,

you have to make a wish.

Does it work?


What's up?

Nothing, why?

Just wondered...

It's already 2:

- Shall I call you?

- Yes.


I don't have your number!



I don't have your number!

Hi Marisa. Fine.


No problem, go ahead.

Yes, I remember him.


Thanks. Yes.

Good morning.

Give him my number. Sure.

Thank you. Bye.

Good morning.

Wait, Sonia. I'm going up too.

Marco, the new concierge.

Cute, huh?

After Stefano I said:

"No more good-looking men."

You have to be beware of them,

they drink.

But then I can't resist.

I can feel his eyes on me

all day long.

Say hello to him.

Say "hi" to Marco.

- You're in a good mood today.

- Is that unusual?

I've known you a month

and you've smiled four times.

And three of those were today.

What's his name?

Come on. Tell me.

May I come in? Chambermaid.

May I come in? Chambermaid.

Here he comes. I'm sure he carries

his wife's corpse is in that suitcase.

- Good morning Margherita.

- Good morning Mr Caminiti.

- Is it already Tuesday?

- Call me Bruno.


- Good morning.

- Good morning.

- Is she new?

- Sonia? No!

- She's already been here a month.

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