V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Fille inconnue

V' 16

La Fille inconnue

The Unknown Girl

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
B/F, 2016
Fiction, 113min, OmeU

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La Fille inconnue

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
B/F, 2016
Fiction, 113min, OmeU

Actors: 
Adèle Haenel
Jenny
Jérémie Renier
Father of Bryan
Olivier Bonnaud
Julien
Louka Minnella
Bryan
Screenplay: 
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Sound: 
Jean-Pierre Duret
Camera: 
Alain Marcoen
Editor: 
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Costume: 
Maïra Ramedhan Levi

Production: 
Les Films du Fleuve
Archipel 35
Savage Films
France 2 Cinema
VOO
BE TV
RTBF
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

Actress Adèle Haenel shovels on the grit in the role of Dr Jenny Davin, a meticulous, cool-headed GP who is forced to question the nature of her career and her own sense of professional compassion when a woman is murdered close to her surgery. What’s more, this woman buzzes on the door prior to the incident, and what with it being after hours, Jenny makes the call not to answer it. And so in search for spiritual grace, she turns amateur sleuth.
With the Dardenne brothers’ latest, THE UNKNOWN GIRL, we can see that even the tiniest deviation from their cinematic comfort zone can add a note of pot luck surprise. Their films have often been laced with references to classical genre – westerns, thrillers, noir – but this one is an out-and-out murder mystery, possibly the first time that plot machinations have carried as much, if not more weight than the task of probing their characters inner and outer lives. (David Jenkins)

In the presence of Luc Dardenne.

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