August 02, 2012

The Woman In The Fifth (2011)

Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
Country: France/UK/Poland

Plot: A college lecturer flees to Paris after a scandal costs him his job. In the City of Light, he meets a widow who might be involved in a series of murders.
Review: Inactive since 2004, polish director Pawel Pawlikowski ("Last Resort", "My Summer of Love") returns with “The Woman in the Fifth”, a french/british/polish co-production. A story where almost everything is left to explain, hardly will achieve success. Just David Lynch and a couple more directors are able to do that with consistency, playing with the images and sound to awake different kinds of emotion throughout the movie. In this pretentious and baffled plot, Pawlikowsi wasn’t able to grab my emotions. This is nothing more than a forgettable pseudo-thriller.
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