The Unknown Girl

October 20th, 2017 by PRatt
November 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(Belgium/France, 2017) Written and directed by Luc and Pierre Dardenne. Cast: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jèrèmie Renier, Louka Minnella, Christelle Cornil, Nadège Ouedraogo, Pierre Sumkay.

The Belgian filmmaking duo of brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have won fame with their movies (The Child; Two Days, One Night) about people clinging to the edge of Europe’s economic cliff. Their new film turns to a new issue confronting the continent: in the case of immigrants, are we our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers? Adèle Haenel has won universal praise for her role as a doctor who tends to the ills of the working class. But when it turns out that she ignored the knocking at the (closed) clinic doors by a young African woman who was later found murdered, Haenel turns detective, questioning her patients and the immigrant community to find, at the very least, the young woman’s name. 107 min.

“In their world – as their unforgettable films reveal it to us – there is no end of guilt, and just enough grace.” A. O. Scott, New York Times. A New York Times Critics Pick.

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