In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Vadik Chernyshov is an impoverished dreamer who spends his life drifting though Moscow with a video camera, hoping to shoot footage that will interest Western press agencies. He falls in ... See full summary »
Sergey Bodrov Jr.,
In this documentary, set in Bosnia during the war, Pawlikowski steers clear of the usual cliches of war reporting. He takes on a more anthropological perspective relying not on commentary ... See full summary »
A candid, fly-on-the-wall BBC television documentary portrait of Russian Nationalist politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The film shows the leader on a cruise surrounded by two hundred ... See full summary »
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 a shady 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. Written by
A mesmerizing, haunting mystery thriller that requires a substantial 'suspension of disbelief' to truly appreciate it, because it leaves many loose ends and unanswered questions. But I was hooked right from the beginning all the way to its evocative, elusive, deeply mysterious denouement, which has left so many other viewers unsatisfied. The film is really a character study of the deterioration of a complex, sensitive man thrown into impossible situations, and Ethan Hawke turns in a performance of great subtly and visible anguish. As the New York Times reviewer said, "It doesn't have the kind of payoff that details who did what and why, which is a problem only if you demand tidy endings." Or as another reviewer at IMDb has recently posted, and I paraphrase, 'Do you want Mark Walberg and a trash talking teddy bear? Or do you want something that requires the viewer to engage both mind and soul?" The Woman in the Fifth is the latter, beautifully done.
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