La Sconosciuta (The Unknown Woman)

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Released 2007

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La Sconosciuta (The Unknown Woman)

Movie Summary

Director:
Giuseppe Tornatore
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Irena (Kseniya Rappoport) is a mysterious woman with a secret who works her way into the lives of an affluent young family. She stops at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter. But deep cracks underneath Irena's dedication soon become apparent as her horrific past and chilling obsession are revealed in this dark, sensual thriller.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Sweet, however, are the uses of melodrama in the skilled hands of Tornatore, for he transcends the lurid and the coincidental with range, depth and insight, and a bold, confident, ...

  • 70

    Variety Deborah Young

    Brings peaks of violence and suspense to the vivid story of a young East European prostitute-turned-cleaning lady intent on carrying out a mysterious mission in Italy.

  • 60

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Ms. Rappoport's sturdy performance helps keep this outlandish melodrama from collapsing into unintended comedy.

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Drama, Suspense

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