Skip to main content
The Unknown Woman (La Sconosciuta) Movie Poster
Plot, Details & Awards

The Unknown Woman (La Sconosciuta)

Not Rated In Theaters 05/30/2008 , 118min.
Share this movie on

Plot & Details

Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore returns to the helm for this suspenseful thriller concerning a young Ukrainian prostitute-turned-cleaning woman named Irina (Kseniya Rappoport). Years ago, Irina was drawn into an international prostitution ring before being brutalized by a man named Mold (Michele Placido) who also killed her boyfriend. Flash-forward to the present, and Irina is a humble cleaning woman in a building owned by jewelers. Though her appearance would suggest poverty, Irina always has a sizable wad of cash in her pocket and lives in a large apartment across the street from the loudly dysfunctional Adacher family. Gradually, the mousy cleaning woman works her way into the family home, befriending the parents (Claudia Gerini and Pierfrancesco Favino) and becoming a trusted confidante to their daughter Thea (Clara Dossena). As her relationship with the family deepens, her motivations for getting so close become frighteningly clear.

Miami International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Miami International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X