Woman in the Fifth, The

Ethan Hawke's performance...is a theatre of emotions and raw passion.
-,Exclaim!
Ethan Hawke's performance - sympathetic, in pain, sensitive, and on edge - leaves open all possibilities
-Mick LaSalle,San Francisco Chronicle
Working with his excellent sound team and the cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski, Mr. Pawlikowski adds dissonance to the audio track and narrows the world that Tom inhabits by playing with both the physical spaces and depth of field.
-Manohla Dargis,The New York Times

Synopsis

Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas star in THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH, a psychological thriller, based on Douglas Kennedy's 2007 novel of the same name. American writer Tom Ricks (Hawke) comes to Paris,desperate to win back the love of his estranged wife and daughter. When things don’t go according to plan, Tom ends up living in a shady hotel and working as a night guard to make ends meet. Then a beautiful, mysterious stranger (Scott Thomas) walks into his life. Things start looking up. But their passionate relationship triggers a series of inexplicable events - as if an obscure power were taking control of his life. The film is written and directed by Polish-born, UK-based Pawel Pawlikowski, whose credits include the BAFTA award-winning features LAST RESORT and MY SUMMER OF LOVE.

Release Date

Friday, June 15, 2012
Original Languages: English, French
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 83 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Kristin Scott Thomas
Ethan Hawke
DIRECTED BY
Pawel Pawlikowski

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Director Pawel Pawlikowski and Joanna Kulig. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.