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by Giuseppe Tornatore


A sprawling Italian city of our times. The “unknown woman” is Irena. She had come to Italy many years before from the Ukraine, and today lives amidst ghosts of the past and a search for the present: two planes of time that interweave, superimpose, and make up an intriguing puzzle, a taut high-tension narrative. Who is Irena truly?

international title: The Unknown Woman
original title: La sconosciuta
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACEK)
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
film run: 118'
release date: IT 20/10/2006, BE 05/09/2007
screenplay: Giuseppe Tornatore, Massimo De Rita
cast: Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Alessandro Haber, Piera Degli Esposti, Claudia Gerini, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino
cinematography by: Fabio Zamarion
film editing: Massimo Quaglia
art director: Tonino Zera
costumes designer: Nicoletta Ercole
music: Ennio Morricone
production: Medusa Film, Babe Films
distributor: Medusa Film
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