La Femme du Vème

The Woman in the Fifth
Pawel Pawlikowski
France, Poland, United kingdom
Drama, Mystery, Fiction
Pawel Pawlikowski / Douglas Kennedy
Kristin Scott Thomas / Ethan Hawke / Joanna Kulig / Samir Guesmi
Haut et Court / SPI International Polska / FilmFour


Tom Ricks, a novelist, comes to Paris to be closer to his young daughter. Robbed upon arrival, he sets out with nothing to his name to find a place to stay. To add insult to injury, his estranged wife turns her back on his plight. Eventually Tom finds himself installed in a small, dingy hotel, whose owner offers him a job so he can pay his way. Events begin to take another turn when Tom falls into the clutches of the beguiling Margit. She seems eager for distraction, and Tom is keen to make friends, but life becomes even more complicated when the voluptuous young hotel chambermaid starts to turn her attention to the by now genuinely confused American.


Festivals & Academy awards and others

Rome Film Festival 2012
In Competition
Gijon International Film Festival 2011
In Competition
Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Nominated: Best International Feature


Spain (16 of April 2014)
United kingdom (17 of February 2012)