Friday, February 17, 2012

Film News: ID: A & The Woman in the Fifth

Two films of an Euro-Crime interest are released today in the UK. ID: A a Danish film and The Woman in the Fifth, set in Paris and starring Kristin Scott Thomas.

ID: A, the synopsis is from The Danish Cultural Institute:

From the producers of Melancholia and directed by Christian E. Christiansen, the Danish film ID:A will be screened in the London cinema Curzon Soho from 17 to 19 February.

The film ID:A is about Aliena, who wakes up in a river in France with a bag with 2 million euros, a scar across her abdomen and no memory. Slowly traces begin to appear about the past and Aliena learns that her past life was more complicated than she first thought.

The cast: Tuva Novotny, Carsten Bjørnlund and Flemming Enevold. You may know the latter two from the Danish drama The Killing 2, where they play Major Christian Søgaard and Colonel Torsten Jarnvig, respectively.


The Woman in The Fifth: 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.

Based on the novel by Douglas Kennedy.


1 comment:

Maxine Clarke said...

Unfortunately both these films got the thumbs down in The Times reviews today - can't share the reviews as not available to link to online (subscriber-only content).