REVIEW: THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH
American writer Tom Ricks comes to Paris desperate to put his life together again and win back the love of his estranged wife and daughter. When things don’t go according to plan, he ends up in a shady hotel in the suburbs, having to work as a night guard to make ends meet. Then Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into his life and things start looking up. Their passionate and intense relationship triggers a string of inexplicable events… as if an obscure power was taking control of his life..
Oscar®-nominated Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient, Sarah’s Key) and Oscar®-nominated Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise, Training Day) join dramatic forces in Pawel Pawlikowski’s (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) hypnotic thriller, THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH. Adapted from the New York Times best-selling author Douglas Kennedy’s 2011 novel, Pawlikowski’s genre-defying film follows a complicated, conflicted and ambiguous hero as his world spirals out of control. Joanna Kulig and Samir Guesmi also star..
A French-Polish co-production with dialogue in French and English, THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH opened theatrically in the U.S. on June 15 from ATO Pictures and is now available on cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. Flatiron Film Company, a label of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM)’s Entertainment Group, will release the film on DVD on September 18..
Says Pawlikowski, a director most recognized for his award-winning documentaries, about his third feature film: “The hero’s emotional state is the prism. It’s through him that we perceive the world he moves through. I try to remain as naturalistic as possible, so as not to signpost through cinematic devices that something is not quite right. Events follow one another and gradually we move into the realm of the strange. My goal was to strike the right tone for the film – a precarious balancing act between realism, absurdist comedy, and nightmare – and to stick to it with unswerving confidence.”
French 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
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