The Unknown Girl

15 yrs 113 minutes 2016 6.5

In this Belgian drama by the Dardenne brothers, issues of guild and responsibility to fellow humans are addressed. The young doctor Jenny Davin chooses to ignore the doorbell one night after the clinic is closed for the day. The following day the police explains that the girl that was there has been found dead nearby. The girl’s identity is unknown, and Jenny gets obsessed with finding out who she was and what happened to her. Annika Gustafsson at Sydsvenskan rates the film 4 out of 5 and writes: Adèle Haenel brilliantly performs a kind of suppressed nullity, where actions rather than emotions reveal what is happening within her. Because while the doctor is looking for answers about the unknown girl, she herself goes on an ascetical journey towards redemption”.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Crime, drama
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Actor: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier
Country: Belgium
Language: French