The Woman in the Fifth

La femme du vème

84 mins
6.8 / 10 (3310)


Tom, a novelist in his forties, comes to Paris to win back the love of his daughter. When things don’t go as planned, he ends up in a shady hotel, having to work as a night guard to make ends meet. Just when he can sink no lower, Margit, a sensual, mysterious woman, suddenly appears in his life.

MUBI's take

Before returning to his native Poland to film Ida and the Oscar®-nominated Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski directed this captivatingly suspenseful romantic thriller. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ethan Hawke, The Woman in the Fifth charts a passionate love affair that conceals a disturbing mystery.