• The Woman in the Fifth (2012)

The Woman in the Fifth

Release Date: June 15th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2012

R |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

In Paris, an American writer (Ethan Hawke) falls under the sexual spell of a mysterious widow (Kristin Scott Thomas) who sets strange rules to their twice-weekly meetings.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Joanna Kulig, Samir Guesmi, Delphine Chuillot, Julie Papillon, Mamadou Minte, Geoffrey Carey

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Haut et Court, Film4, UK Film Council

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    This movie is not recommended for people who need to know what's going on. The Woman in the Fifth, an English and French language film from the Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, is watchable and enjoyable, but it's fairly impenetrable, and it gets more peculiar as it goes along. show more

  • 60
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    I was with the movie every step of the way, right until the final credits began rolling – at which point I realized that the whole thing made no sense whatsoever, and that none of my nagging questions about what the hell was going on would ever be answered. There's a distinction to be made between being a dupe and being had. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Tom has enlisted our identification and sympathy, but he seems hopelessly isolated within his own bubble of despair. How much that happens is in his mind? show more

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