Monday, July 2, 2012

The Double Hour

A maid at a Turin hotel begins a relationship with a security guard she meets at a speed dating convention. While showing off the gorgeous country home he protects, burglars intrude and make off with a hefty score while killing the guard in the process. Distraught, the woman soon finds herself in even more interminable circumstances before winding up in a coma and having a new light shone on the whole situation. "The Double Hour" is a manipulative dream movie, the likes of which has become fashionable and ever so tired in recent years, and by the time the rug was finally lifted I was already way beyond caring. The movie is buoyed slightly by some occasionally stellar photography  and a fine performance from Filippo Timi playing the somber security guard.