The Unknown Woman

Synopsis: A Ukrainian woman named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, The Unknown Woman reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena's past.
Director(s): Giuseppe Tornatore
Production: Outsider Pictures
  20 wins & 26 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
68%
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Year:
2006
118 min
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plus the remote. - Alright.

Make a copy of everything.

- Something wrong?

- No.

Meantime, can I pay?

- 60 euros...

- That man's first. - Sorry.

There.

- The short one is out.

I don't have this one. - Are you sure?

It's been ordered.

You'll get me fired.

Wait, maybe there's a way.

- Feeling ill?

- I'm better now.

I don't like

going to the movies alone.

- Why not go with the girl?

- She wants just cartoons!

Maybe she's too young.

She'll be 4 on Sunday.

If I give her a savings account?

- Bank accounts earn nothing.

- No, that's not the purpose.

Every month

I'll deposit what I can set aside...

...so when she's 18

she'll have a nest egg.

- Like some?

- Yes.

She'll know best

how to make the most of it.

Sorry, what a mess!

I'm sorry!

Don't worry...

That's a future day.

She'll have a nice sum.

Sounds like a good gift.

She'll like it.

Won't breathe a word, I swear!

You'll end up bad, believe me!

It's 3 years now you've been looking

and looking... What for?

Questions right and left...

You're sick!

Just look at that!

Madame, this is Matteo.

Nothing serious...

...you forgot to set the alarm.

Yes, all's okay.

It gave me a scare!

Yes, I'll set it.

Can a real dream exist

among so many nightmares?

I'm real! Feel me?

It's me, Nello,

flesh, bones, skin, nerves.

Nightmares can be forgotten.

Trust me, I'll take you away

from all that mess.

Rasaniza.

What?

- Kra-sa-vi-ca!

- Krasavica.

Maybe someday

I can forget my nightmares.

They're mine, it's easier,

but you?

Meaning? Talk plain.

Not enough money.

Now that I finished apt. 6,

you have to help me.

Be patient.

- Hello.

- Hi, Matteo.

How many jewelers

work in their homes here?

Except the third floor, all of them.

Don't they need someone to help

around the house...

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Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He is considered as one of the directors who brought critical acclaim back to Italian cinema. In a career spanning over 30 years he is best known for directing and writing drama films such as The Legend of 1900, Malèna, Baarìa and The Best Offer. Probably his most noted film is Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, for which Tornatore won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He directed also several advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana. more…

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