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La fille inconnue (2016)

A woman gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.

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Olivier Bonnaud ...
Julien
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Le père de Bryan
Louka Minnella ...
Bryan
Christelle Cornil ...
La mère de Bryan
Nadège Ouedraogo ...
La caissière du cybercafé
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Le fils Lambert
Pierre Sumkay ...
Le père Lambert
Yves Larec ...
Le docteur Habran
Ben Hamidou ...
L'inspecteur Ben Mahmoud
Laurent Caron ...
L'inspecteur Bercaro
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Le docteur Riga
Jean-Michel Balthazar ...
Le patient diabétique
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Lucas
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Le proxénète
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The efficient Dr. Jenny Davin works hard and has been chosen to replace Dr. Habran, who has just retired, at the Kennedy Hospital. One night, someone rings the bell of her office after-hours and Dr. Davin asks her trainee Julien to not open the door since does not to seem an emergency. On the next morning, Police Inspectors Ben Mahmoud and Bercaro require her surveillance tape since a teenager was found dead on the other side of the road and they are investigating what happened. Jenny feels guilty for not opening the door and becomes obsessed to find the teenager's identity. Her investigation affects her relationship with patients that might know something about the unknown girl. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sharp as a thriller... the best Dardenne film since "The Child". See more »


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5 October 2016 (Belgium)  »

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Adèle Haenel has been a fan of Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for a long time, citing La Promesse (1996) and Le fils (2002) as her favorite among their works. See more »

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Julien: When I saw that kid having his fit, shaking all over... I saw myself when my dad hit me. All I got from him was beatings. I wanted to be a doctor to treat him or to treat myself, I don't know. Or to be a better doctor than ours who thought I bruised myself playing.
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Uplifting cinema based on a stunning original screenplay
27 February 2017 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

Absolutely amazing! A brilliant original screenplay with hardly any music. A great lead performance from Adele Haenel. The real heroes are the Belgian director-duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes. Just can't believe this gem of a film lost out to "Toni Erdmann" and "Personal Shopper," at Cannes. I can however believe it losing out to "I, Daniel Blake" and "It's not the End of the World."

The greatness of the Dardennes' cinema lies in the choice of the subjects and how each of their films would make you a better person. I admire them because most of their subjects are original and believable. This should have won more awards than it did. I am confident it will be recognized over time.


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