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The Unknown Woman ()

La sconosciuta (original title)
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Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family.

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Cast

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Irena (as Ksenia Rappoport)
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Muffa
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Valeria Adacher
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Gina
Alessandro Haber ...
Matteo
Clara Dossena ...
Tea Adacher
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Lucrezia (as Angela Molina)
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Avvocato Irena
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Donato Adacher
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Magistrato
Paolo Elmo ...
Nello
Simona Nobili ...
Poliziotta
Elisa Morucci ...
Cameriera
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Segretaria
Pino Calabrese ...
Magistrato
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Poliziotta
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Infermiera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valeria Flore ...
Tea Adulta (uncredited)
Dante Alfonso Spadini ...
Direttore Fabbrica (uncredited)

Directed by

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Giuseppe Tornatore

Written by

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Giuseppe Tornatore ... (story)
 
Giuseppe Tornatore ... (screenplay)
Massimo De Rita ... (screenplay collaborator)

Produced by

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Laura Fattori ... executive producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

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Fabio Zamarion

Film Editing by

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Massimo Quaglia

Editorial Department

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Andrea Baracca ... colorist
Enrico Barone ... post-production coordinator
Pasquale Cuzzupoli ... color timer
Christian Gazzi ... telecine: rushes (as Cristian Gazzi)
Stefano Giovannini ... laboratory coordinator
Alessandro Quaglia ... assistant editor
Pamela Quaglia ... assistant editor
Galliano Scaramella ... negative cutter

Production Design by

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Tonino Zera

Set Decoration by

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Gaia Zambelli

Costume Design by

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Nicoletta Ercole

Makeup Department

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Federico Laurenti ... key makeup artist
Luigi Rocchetti ... special makeup effects artist
Adel Saada ... hair stylist
Rodolfo Sifari ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Remo Chiappa ... production manager
Gianluca Passone ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alberto Mangiante ... first assistant director
Barbara Pastrovich ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Anna Acciarino ... assistant set decorator
Marco Bagnoli ... assistant production designer
Lucia Barbato ... assistant production designer / unit production designer
Inko Brus ... props
Giancarlo Carbonaro ... props
Stefano Carbonaro ... assistant propman
Basolà De Leitenburg ... paintings
Riccardo Furlani ... props
Li Mhooi Hwa ... paintings
Monica Kirchmayr ... paintings
Roberto Magagnini ... property master
Elisa Morucci ... paintings
Cristiano Pintaldi ... paintings
Claudio Stefani ... props
Donato Tieppo ... assistant production designer

Sound Department

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Paolo Amici ... sound effects
Italo Cameracanna ... sound effects
Enzo Diliberto ... foley artist
Massimo Marinelli ... sound effects
Vieri Martelli ... sound re-recordist
Gilberto Martinelli ... sound
Davide Palmiotto ... assistant sound engineer
Alfredo Petti ... boom operator
Daniele Quadroli ... sound effects
Angelo Raguseo ... re-recording mixer
Francesco Vallocchia ... dialogue editor
Fabio Venturi ... sound engineer
Davide Palmiotto ... pro tools operator (uncredited)
David Quadroli ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Fabrizio Quadroli ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Claudio Quaglietti ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Giulia Infurna ... digital compositor
Andrea Baracca ... digital color timing (uncredited)
Michele Benigna ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Andrea Cavallini ... scanning & recording operator (uncredited)
Emanuele Comotti ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Fathima Feminò ... roto artist (uncredited)
Dionisio Greco ... i/o supervisor (uncredited)
Fabio Luongo ... digital compositor: Proxima (uncredited)
Maura Manfredi ... roto artist (uncredited)
Lorenzo Moneta ... matte painter: Proxima (uncredited)
Pascal Morra ... render technical director (uncredited)
Claudio Napoli ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Emanuele Pescatori ... cg artist (uncredited)
Corrado Rizzo ... visual effects (uncredited)
Gian Luca Rizzo ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Marco Ruggieri ... scanning & recording manager (uncredited)
Kristina Russo ... cg artist (uncredited)
Francesco Spadoni ... digital restoration (uncredited)
Flaminia Speziale ... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Giuseppe Squillaci ... visual effects supervisor: Proxima (uncredited)
Matteo Stirati ... cg artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Ambrosi ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jacqueline Freda ... stunt double: Piera Degli Esposti (uncredited)
Riccardo Mioni ... stunts (uncredited)
Stefano Maria Mioni ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Alessandro Novelli ... stunts (uncredited)
Emiliano Novelli ... stunts (uncredited)
Franco Maria Salamon ... stunt supervisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bruno Anghelone ... grip
Maurizio Broglio ... electrician
Alessandro Colini ... grip
Simona De Lullo ... second assistant camera A cam
Claudio Frollano ... chief electrician
Giovanni Gebbia ... Steadicam operator
Simone Lucchetti ... electrician
Roberto Luzi ... camera operator
Marco Santarelli ... key grip
Stefano Santini ... lighting technician
Marta Spedaletti ... still photographer
Enrico Stella ... grip
Giovanni Tancredi ... electrician
Riccardo Umetelli ... first assistant camera
Renato Zamarion ... electrician
Franco Biciocchi ... still photographer (uncredited)
Giancarlo Checchi ... electrician (uncredited)
Francisco Pintore ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Emilio Quinzi ... grip (uncredited)
Wojtek Trovato ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Katia Berrettini ... extra coordinator
Maria Novella Ercelli ... extra coordinator
Antonio Spoletini ... extra coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Angela Anzimani ... sewer
Pamela Fontinovo ... assistant costume designer
Margherita Meddi ... assistant costume designer
Lucia Votoni ... costumer

Location Management

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Sabrina Censki ... location manager: Trieste
Pierluigi Neri ... location manager: Terni
Michela Spaccini ... assistant location manager: Trieste

Music Department

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Fausto Anzelmo ... soloist: viola
Nanni Civitenga ... musician: electric/double bass
Enrico DeMelis ... music coordinator (as Enrico De Melis)
Franco Ferrante ... soloist: clarinet
Ennio Morricone ... conductor / orchestrator
Rocco Petruzzi ... musician: techno music
Luca Pincini ... cello soloist
Vincenzo Restuccia ... musician: percussion
Marco Rogliano ... violin soloist
Marco Serino ... violin soloist
Fabio Venturi ... score mixer
Rocco Zifarelli ... electric guitar

Script and Continuity Department

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Elena Bindi ... continuity

Transportation Department

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Alfredo Iannone ... driver

Other crew

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Mara Cereda ... production coordinator
Simone Cialoni ... production secretary
Stefano Cialoni ... production delegate
Stefano Deni ... unit manager
Mario Francini ... unit manager
Cristina Giubbetti ... Umbria Film Commission Producer
Filippone Mary ... accountant (as Maria Vittoria Filippone)
Silvia Menozzi ... assistant dubbing director
Emanuela Rossi ... dubbing director
Emanuela Valente ... accountant
Caterina Mongiò ... backstage director (uncredited)
Nata More ... interpreter: Kseniya Rappoport (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mario Segatore ... thanks
Grazia Volo ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A Ukrainian woman named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, The Unknown Woman reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena's past. Written by Outsider Pictures

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Also Known As
  • L'inconnue (France)
  • The Unknown Woman (World-wide, English title)
  • The Unknown Woman (United States)
  • The Unknown (United Kingdom)
  • Die Unbekannte (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Budget EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Russian actress Kseniya Rappoport didn't speak Italian when she was cast in the leading role. She gradually learned the language in the few months of shooting. See more »
Movie Connections References Oliver Twist (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Giorgia On My Mind See more »

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