“THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH” Releases September 18 on DVD; Available Now on Cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video



Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas Star in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Psychological Thriller


“Mr. Ethan Hawke is one reason to see ‘The Woman in the Fifth,’ 
….the actor draws you close.” – The New York Times


“Hawke’s performance is his nerviest and most sincere in a decade.” – Village Voice


August 6, 2012 – New York, New York – 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.

Oscar®-nominated Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient, Sarah’s Key) and Oscar®-nominated Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise, Training Day) join dramatic forces in Pawel Pawlikowski’s (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) hypnotic thriller, THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH. Adapted from the New York Times best-selling author Douglas Kennedy’s 2011 novel, Pawlikowski’s genre-defying film follows a complicated, conflicted and ambiguous hero as his world spirals out of control. Joanna Kulig and Samir Guesmi also star.

A French-Polish co-production with dialogue in French and English, THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH opened theatrically in the U.S. on June 15 from ATO Pictures and is now available on cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. Flatiron Film Company, a label of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM)’s Entertainment Group, will release the film on DVD on September 18.

Says Pawlikowski, a director most recognized for his award-winning documentaries, about his third feature film: “The hero’s emotional state is the prism. It’s through him that we perceive the world he moves through. I try to remain as naturalistic as possible, so as not to signpost through cinematic devices that something is not quite right. Events follow one another and gradually we move into the realm of the strange. My goal was to strike the right tone for the film – a precarious balancing act between realism, absurdist comedy, and nightmare – and to stick to it with unswerving confidence.”

THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH is directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; executive produced by Tessa Ross; produced by Caroline Benjo and Carole Scotta; co-produced by Piotr Reisch and Soledad Gatti-Pascual; edited by David Charap. The DVD includes the Making of the Woman in the Fifth and an alternate English audio track.

Pricing:                       $29.95 US
Runtime:                     85 mins., plus extras
Rating:                        R
Catalog #:                   NNVG275311
Language:                 English and French with English subtitles
Color:                          Color
Audio Format:           Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
Genre:                         Thriller

About ATO Pictures:
ATO Pictures (Art Takes Over) is a motion picture finance, production and distribution company based in NYC and Charlottesville.   ATO releases its films theatrically through its partnership in the distribution entity, IDP (Independent Distribution Partners). Managed by Temple Fennell and Johnathan Dorfman, ATO was co-founded by musician Dave Matthews and music executive Coran Capshaw.  The company has access to a deep pool of marketing, publicity, strategic resources with over 125 employees in its affiliated music companies; ATO Records Group, Red Light Management, Starr Hill Presents and GreenLight Media & Marketing.   Titles on the company’s 2012 slate include: “Thin Ice” (February 17), starring Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup and Alan Arkin which premiered at Sundance;, Academy Award winner Jessica Yu’s “Last Call at the Oasis,” which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was produced by Participant Media; “The Woman in the Fifth” (June 15th), starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas, which also premiered at TIFF; and “The Monk,” Dominik Moll’s gothic thriller starring Vincent Cassel.  ATO also acquired “The Oranges,” starring Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Alison Janney (slated for an October 5th release).

About Cinedigm Entertainment Group:
Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., is a state of the art digital distributor of award-winning independent films and alternative content.  CEG has released close to 200 independent films and alternative content events over the last few years, with past releases ranging up to 1,000 screens based on content and audience footprint. Films released by Cinedigm include: “Life In A Day.” directed by Kevin McDonald; “The Ward,” directed by John Carpenter; “Smell of Success,” featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni and Ed Helms; Foo Fighters documentary, “Back & Forth,” directed by Oscar® winner James Moll; and Peter Bogdanovich’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Current and upcoming CEG films include “No Room For Rockstars,” Parris Patton’s documentary chronicling the Vans Warped Tour; “Like Water,” directed by Pablo Croce; “The Invisible War,” directed by Kirby Dick; and “Citadel,” directed by

Additionally, Cinedigm delivers feature films, TV programs and web originals via digital download, streaming, video-on-demand, Blu-ray, and DVD. The company’s library includes award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company®, including international blockbuster “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. New Video is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including “Hell and Back Again,” “GasLand,” “Waste Land,” “The Secret of Kells,” “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” and “Chico & Rita.” Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp www.cinedigm.com. [CIDM-G]

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“THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH” Releases September 18 on DVD; Available Now on Cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video
“THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH” Releases September 18 on DVD; Available Now on Cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video
“THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH” Releases September 18 on DVD; Available Now on Cable VOD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

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