Watch The Woman in the Fifth
- 1 hr 25 min
In the psychological thriller "The Woman in the Fifth," Ethan Hawke stars as Tom Ricks, an American novelist who travels to Paris to reunite with his estranged wife and daughter. However, upon arriving, he discovers that they have moved on without him and he is left alone in a dark and unfamiliar city. Desperate for a fresh start, Tom accepts a job as a night watchman at a run-down hotel where he meets Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas), a mysterious and alluring woman who lives in the fifth arrondissement of Paris. Despite his better judgment, Tom becomes entangled in an intense and dangerous affair with Margit, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. As Tom's obsession with Margit grows, he begins to experience hallucinations and eerie visions that force him to question his own sanity. Meanwhile, he struggles to reconnect with his daughter and reconcile with the life he left behind in America. Through stunning cinematography and a haunting score, director Pawel Pawlikowski creates a dark and brooding atmosphere that perfectly captures the film's themes of isolation, identity, and the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Ethan Hawke delivers a nuanced and captivating performance as a man at the brink of unraveling, while Kristin Scott Thomas is mesmerizing as the enigmatic Margit. The film's supporting cast is equally strong, with Joanna Kulig delivering a memorable turn as Ania, the Polish waitress who befriends Tom and shows him a glimmer of hope amidst his despair. "The Woman in the Fifth" is a slow-burning and atmospheric thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It's a haunting exploration of the human psyche and the lengths we'll go to in order to escape the pain of our past.