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The Woman in the Fifth Details


A writer stranded in Paris falls into a strange relationship with a mysterious woman in this drama from writer and director Pawel Pawlikowski. Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) is an American novelist who has been wrestling with writers' block since the publication of his first book. Tom is married to Nathalie (Delphine Chuillot) but their relationship has taken a turn for the worse, and after she goes home to France with their daughter Chloe (Julie Papillon) in tow, Tom flies there in hopes of reconciling with her. However, Tom is robbed shortly after arriving, and is stuck with no money and nowhere to go. He is befriended by Sezer (Samir Guesmi), who gives him a job as a night watchman and a room in a cheap hotel, but for all his generosity, Tom isn't sure he trusts his benefactor. He then meets Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas), a beautiful woman with a literary bent, and ends up spending the night with her. But what begins as a passing fling takes on a more sinister cast as Margit sends Tom through a series of increasingly bizarre experiences in the interest of reawakening his muse. La Femme du 5e (aka The Woman in the Fifth) received its North American debut at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 15, 2012


Ethan Hawke
as Tom
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Margit
Joanna Kulig
as Ania
Samir Guesmi
as Sezer
Delphine Chuillot
as Nathalie
Geoffrey Carey
as Laurent
Judith Burnett
as Lorraine l'herbert
Wilfred Benaiche
as Lieutenant Coutard
Rosine Favey
as Lawyer's Translator
Anne Benoit
as Teacher
Doug Rand
as American writer 1


Pawel Pawlikowski
Caroline Benjo
Carole Scotta
Pawel Pawlikowski
Ryszard Lenczewski
Max de Wardener
Composer (Music Score)
David Charap
Benoit Barouh
Production Designer
Soledad Gatti-Pascual
Piotr Reisch
Simon Arnal
Associate Producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Julian Day
Costume Designer
Shaida Day
Costume Designer
Sylvie Peyre
First Assistant Director
Nicolas Cantin
Sound Mixer
Stephane Desmarez
Key Hairstylist
Agnes Ravez
Dialogue Editor
Gill Robillard
Key Make-up
Cedric Fayolle
Visual Effects Supervisor
Stephane Batut
Casting Director
Valerie Deloof
Sound Editor
Christina Crassaris
Post Production Supervisor
Barbara Constantine
Script Supervisor
Jean-Pierre Laforce
Re-Recording Mixer
Barbara Letellier
Line Producer

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