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Le silence de Lorna
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Lorna's Silence -- A woman trying to gain citizenship with her boyfriend, marries into the mob.

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Writers:
Jean-Pierre Dardenne (written by) &
Luc Dardenne (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 2008 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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An Albanian immigrant in Belgium pays a junkie to marry her so she can get her citizenship. Things go south from there. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arta Dobroshi ... Lorna

Jérémie Renier ... Claudy Moreau

Fabrizio Rongione ... Fabio
Alban Ukaj ... Sokol
Morgan Marinne ... Spirou

Olivier Gourmet ... L'inspecteur
Anton Yakovlev ... Andrei
Grigori Manoukov ... Kostia
Mireille Bailly ... Monique Sobel
Stéphanie Gob ... Nurse
Laurent Caron ... Commissaire
Baptiste Somin ... Morgue Attendant
Alexandre Trocky ... Doctor
Cédric Lenoir ... Bank Attendant
Cécile Boland ... Female Doctor
Serge Larivière ... Pharmacist
Philippe Jeusette ... Locksmith
Sophia Leboutte ... Claudy's Mother
François Sauveur ... Claudy's Brother
Christian Lusschentier ... Male Nurse in Emergency Room
Stéphane Marsin ... Dealer
Laurence Cordonnier ... Bank Assistant
Anne Gerard ... Woman at Funeral
Annette Closset ... Nurse at Gynecology
Isabelle Dumont ... Cleaning Women's Boss
Patrizia Berti ... Police Woman
Leon Michaux ... Policeman in Plainclothes
Alao Kasongo ... Receptionist at Emergency Room
Claudy Delfosse ... Micky
Faruque Ahmed ... Cashier at Telephone Shop
Marie-Ange Pougin ... Colleague at Cleaning Company
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Directed by
Jean-Pierre Dardenne 
Luc Dardenne 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Pierre Dardenne (written by) (as Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne) &
Luc Dardenne (written by) (as Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne)

Produced by
Olivier Bronckart .... line producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Jean-Pierre Dardenne .... producer
Luc Dardenne .... producer
Sabine de Mardt .... associate producer
Denis Freyd .... producer
Stefano Massenzi .... associate producer
Christoph Thoke .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Alain Marcoen 
 
Film Editing by
Marie-Hélène Dozo 
 
Production Design by
Igor Gabriel 
 
Costume Design by
Monic Parelle 
 
Makeup Department
Milou Sanner .... hair stylist
Nathalie Tabareau .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Thomas Alfandari .... post-production supervisor
Paul Bogaty .... unit manager
Philippe Groff .... unit production manager
Delphine Tomson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-François Ravagnan .... second assistant director
Caroline Tambour .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Julie Brenta .... sound editor
Nicolas Cantin .... sound mixer: second unit
Philippe Charbonnel .... assistant sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound recordist
Thomas Gauder .... sound re-recording mixer
Julien Sicart .... boom operator
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tanguy Delhez .... electrician
Amaury Duquenne .... assistant camera
Laurent Van Eijs .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Eol Çashku .... casting executive: Balkans
 
Editorial Department
Raphaëlle Dufosset .... digital dailies colorist: Eclair
Tristan Meunier .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Jean-Yves Dupuis .... production administrator
Philippe Groff .... location scout
Marika Piedboeuf .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Henry Ingberg .... in memory of
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le silence de Lorna" - Belgium (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity, and language
Runtime:
USA:105 min | France:105 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Before being cast as Lorna, the only words Arta Dobroshi knew in French were the days of the week.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Silence, ça tue! (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Since You're Back In TownSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An Albanian immigrant in Belgium pays a junkie to marry her so she can get her citizenship. Things go south from there., 31 July 2011
Author: treywillwest

Involving, powerful story with great acting and one profoundly erotic sequence. I think the Dardennes are so in love with Bresson that they are trying to emulate his creative arc. "La Promesse" and "L'Enfent" were a reflection of early "naturalistic" Bresson- a la "Diary of a Country Priest". With this, I would say, the Dardennes move into mid-period Bresson territory: think "Mouchette" or "Balthasar". I liked the Dardennes' earlier films a lot. But they were perhaps a bit too restrained. Hardly this one. Two thirds into the film this previously humane, contemplative work goes all subjective and crazy. Powerful, but only semi-coherent.

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