“The Unknown Girl”
A doctor makes a life-changing decision not to open a door in a new trailer for “The Unknown Girl.” Dr. Jenny Davin (Adèle Haenel
, “Love at First Fight”) and her assistant have worked more than an hour past closing when someone buzzes the door of the clinic they’re working in. Jenny is haunted by her choice not to answer when she finds out that the caller she refused has been murdered. The police can’t identify the girl’s body and their investigation leads them to Jenny.
“I can’t accept the idea they’ll bury her with no name,” Jenny says in the spot. Her guilt and sadness prompt her to do some digging of her own. She repeatedly asks the police for updates, and is told the case is none of her business. “We’re detectives, not you,” a surly officer explains.
It’s clear that Jenny’s obsessed with the case, and her desperate need for answers is causing her to risk her career. “She’s in my head all the time. But a good doctor has to control her emotions,” Jenny admits.
Written and directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
(“Two Days, One Night
”), “The Unknown Girl” hits U.S. theaters September 8. The French-language film made its world premiere at Cannes last year.
Trailer Watch: A Doctor Investigates a Murder in “The Unknown Girl” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.