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THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH

by Pawel Pawlikowski

synopsis

Tom Ricks, a novelist, comes to Paris to be closer to his young daughter. Robbed upon arrival, he sets out with nothing to his name to find a place to stay. To add insult to injury, his estranged wife turns her back on his plight. Eventually Tom finds himself installed in a small, dingy hotel, whose owner offers him a job so he can pay his way. Events begin to take another turn when Tom falls into the clutches of the beguiling Margit. She seems eager for distraction, and Tom is keen to make friends, but life becomes even more complicated when the voluptuous young hotel chambermaid starts to turn her attention to the by now genuinely confused American.

international title: The Woman in the Fifth
original title: La Femme du Vème
country: France, Poland, United Kingdom
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
film run: 93'
release date: FR 16/11/2011, BE 25/01/2012
screenplay: Pawel Pawlikowski, Douglas Kennedy
cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Ethan Hawke, Joanna Kulig, Samir Guesmi
cinematography by: Ryszard Lenczewski
film editing: David Charap
art director: Benoît Barouh
music: Max De Wardener
producer: Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta
production: Haut et Court, SPI International Polska, Film4
distributor: Haut et Court, Pirámide Films Distribución

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