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The Silence of Lorna (2008)
"Le silence de Lorna" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  27 August 2008 (Belgium)
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Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »

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Spirou
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L'inspecteur
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Grigori Manoukov ...
Mireille Bailly ...
Monique Sobel
Stéphanie Gob ...
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Laurent Caron ...
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Baptiste Somin ...
Morgue Attendant
Alexandre Trocky ...
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Cédric Lenoir ...
Bank Attendant
Cécile Boland ...
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Storyline

Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs money to satisfy his addiction. Andrei, the cigarette smuggler, must hold up for a while outside Russia; he has loads of money. Fabio, the Italian taxi driver and aspiring gang boss, elaborates a clever scheme: he will pay Claudy to marry Lorna so that she acquires a Belgian citizenship. Then she is to re-marry Andrei, who will in this way obtain the coveted EU passport - and pay a hefty price to Fabio and Lorna for the service. Like all plans, this one will not survive the contact with reality. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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money | bar | junkie | belgium | albanian | See All (57) »

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Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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27 August 2008 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

El silencio de Lorna  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,411 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$337,696 (USA) (27 November 2009)
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Before being cast as Lorna, the only words Arta Dobroshi knew in French were the days of the week. See more »


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Lorna's Scream
1 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To see the movement in this film , you become a part of it's pace. It's smoky cold feel of the spaces explored in this film allows you to immerse yourself into the the whole international thing. Being an American I tend to love the patience taken in these French films. They are woven and character developments take more value than just a get to the point story with a predictable ending. As usual in French movies, symbolism takes precedence over story. Still, reality is quite evident in the grim concepts displayed. Being of first generation immigrants,I can identify with the premise and the desperation involved. The lead character is brilliant in the way she gives less yet give so much in her subtle expressions. The direction is superb and the storyline leaves you wanting more. Many directors with this consistent success may often relax in their past laurels but the careful development of the pace of this murky tale is quite endearing.I would strongly recommend this movie for those who are plain cinema lovers.


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