Music video director Capotondi's first feature skillfully mixes romance with chilling suspense and ominous psychodrama. Indeed, "Hour" effectively evokes Hitchcock with its cool twists and subtly played themes of random violence and paranoia. Rappoport is bewitching as the wistful Sonia, whose placid exterior may veil hidden motives — a true Hitchcockian blonde. Timi turns in a powerful, appropriately macho performance as well. Among the supporting cast, di Mauro stands out as a cop friend of Guido who becomes suspicious of Sonia. Don't let another "Hour" pass — check out this taut Italian puzzler.