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The Woman in the Fifth

The Woman in the Fifth

The Woman in the Fifth

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig

year: 2011

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Pawel Pawlikowski

runtime: 85


Adapted from a Douglas Kennedy novel, The Woman In The Fifth stars Ethan Hawke as a dishevelled American author who had one hit novel but never managed a second. He travels to Paris to reconnect with his six-year-old daughter, but his ex-wife doesn't want anything to do with him, and she's got the restraining order to prove it.

When his luggage and wallet are stolen, Hawke is forced to work as a night-watchman in a mysterious underground bunker in exchange for an attic room in a grubby hotel. On the plus side, two beautiful women have no qualms about throwing themselves at him, even if he does belong on a list of Paris's least eligible bachelors. One of his admirers is a voluptuous Polish waitress (Joanna Kulig); the other's an enigmatic widow (Kristin Scott Thomas), with a chic apartment in the fifth arrondissement.


COMMENTS:

25/02/2012 - sandraeros said :

Could you please let me have the times for WOMEN ON THE FIFTH - evenings.

Many thanks.

Sandra

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