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16 November 2011

The woman in the fifth

  • A film by

    Pawel Pawlikowski


    Kristin Scott Thomas, Ethan Hawke, Joanna Kuli, Samir Guesmi

  • Title VO

    The Woman in the Fifth

    technical information

    2011 – France/Poland – 1h33 – Scope – Dolby SRD – Visa 126 361


American writer Tom Ricks comes to Paris desperate to put his life together again and win back the love of his estranged wife and daughter. When things don’t go according to plan, he ends up in ashady hotel in the suburbs, having to work as a night guard to make ends meet.Then Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into his life and things start looking up. Their passionate and intense relationship triggers a string of inexplicable events… as if an obscure power was taking control of his life.

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Pawel Pawlikowski

Adapted from a novel by Douglas Kennedy


Pawel Pawlikowski



Ryszard Lenczewski

Production designer

Benoit Barouh

Movie editor

David Charap

Original scope

Max de Wardener

1st Assistant director

Sylvie Peyre

Costume designers

Julian Day, Shaida Day

casting directors

Stéphane Batut, Alexandre Nazarian

Sound engineer

Nicolas Cantin


Jean Pierre Laforce

Sound editors

Valérie Deloof, Agnès Ravez

production manager

Sybille Nicolas-Wallon

post-production manager

Christina Crassaris


Produced by

Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta

Executive producer

Tessa Ross

Executive Producer

Simon Arnal

Line Producer

Barbara Letellier


Piotr Reisch, Soledad Gatti-Pascual


A coproduction Haut et Court – Film4 – SPI International Poland – The Bureau. In association with UK Film Council. With the participation of Canal + – Orange Cinéma Séries – Haut et Court Distribution – Artificial Eye. En association avec Memento Films International – Coficup-Back Up Films – La Banque Postale Image 4 – Soficinéma 6 – Polish Film Institute. With the support of I2I Audiovisuel – un programme MEDIA de l’Union Européenne. Developped with the support of Cofinova 2.


photo credit

Haut et Court / Jean-Claude Lother