OMG! Tornatore did it again! This is a haunting thriller, as dark as life can sometimes be. It's the story of a woman, former Eastern European, slave prostitute, struggling to find the right path in life, but not in a simple way, instead, trying to find answers in the troubled world where she lived. The actress playing Irene, Ksenia Rappaport is simply amazing. All the cast is wonderful. Michele Placido, playing her bald brutal pimp, is soo good, he gives you goosebumps.
Master Ennio Morricone's beautiful score completes and defines the mood the movie creates.
After Cinema Paradisso, The Star Maker, The Legend of 1900, Malena, and now Sconosciuta, Giuseppe Tornatore stands as one of the finest directors in the world. He, definitely,is my favorite.