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La fille inconnue (2016)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A female doctor 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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Jean-Pierre Dardenne (screenplay), Luc Dardenne (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adèle Haenel ... Jenny Davin
Olivier Bonnaud Olivier Bonnaud ... Julien
Jérémie Renier ... Le père de Bryan
Louka Minnella Louka Minnella ... Bryan
Christelle Cornil Christelle Cornil ... La mère de Bryan
Nadège Ouedraogo Nadège Ouedraogo ... La caissière du cybercafé
Olivier Gourmet ... Le fils Lambert
Pierre Sumkay Pierre Sumkay ... Le père Lambert
Yves Larec Yves Larec ... Le docteur Habran
Ben Hamidou Ben Hamidou ... L'inspecteur Ben Mahmoud
Laurent Caron Laurent Caron ... L'inspecteur Bercaro
Fabrizio Rongione ... Le docteur Riga
Jean-Michel Balthazar Jean-Michel Balthazar ... Le patient diabétique
Thomas Doret ... Lucas
Marc Zinga ... Le proxénète
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Storyline

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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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica sin nombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Gross USA:

$150,549, 2 November 2017
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1.85 : 1
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The Dardenne brothers re-edited La fille inconnue (2016) post-Cannes. They had originally planed to make some very minor changes but, after consultation with their editor, decided to make more extensive cuts. They made an additional 32 new edits to the film, which is now 7 minutes shorter than its original Cannes version. The new version will be unveiled at the Institute Lumiere in Lyon in June 2016 as part of a retrospective of the Dardenne brothers' films organized by Thierry Frémaux. 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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21 August 2018 | by treywillwestSee all my reviews

This is my favorite film of the Dardenne Brothers since their wonderful, but perhaps excessively dark "Lorna's Silence". The two films between that one and this, "The Kid on the Bike" and "Two Days, One Night" had seen the understatedly humanist autuers hovering towards Hollywood level uplift. "The Unknown Girl" does not totally reverse that course. Indeed, I think it ties the narrative threads together a tad too tightly at the end. But this is a powerful plea for acknowledgement for anonymous immigrants to western Europe. Adele Haenel gives a beautifully subtle, gentle performance.


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