FILM REVIEW: The Woman in the Fifth (15)

Bafta award winner Pawel Pawlikowski directs this adaptation of the bestselling novel by Douglas Kennedy.

American writer Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) travels to Paris to win back his estranged wife and daughter and piece together his shattered life.

Unfortunately, his attempts to woo back his family end in disappointment and Tom is forced to make ends meet by living in a rundown hotel in the suburbs and working as a night security guard.

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Unexpectedly, Tom crosses paths with the elegant and seductive Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas) and they begin a passionate affair, which consumes his every waking minute.

Then the husband falls victim to a series of bizarre events that endangers his daughter and Rick senses the enigmatic Margit may not be all she appears.

Released: February 17 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 83 mins