The Unknown Girl (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Starring: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jeremie Rennier
Belgium, 113 mins, 2016, subtitled
Nominated for the Palme dOr at Cannes Film Festival
Celebrated masters of realism Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Two Days, One Night and The Kid With the Bike) return to the big screen with a highly anticipated social injustice drama, featuring a mesmerising performance from rising star Adèle Haenel.
Jenny is a highly regarded young GP, dedicated to her patients and her colleagues. Working late one night she chooses to ignore the doorbell of her practice. The next day she is faced with the knowledge that a young girl has been found dead close by and CCTV footage shows it was the girl who rang the door.
Stricken with guilt Jenny begins an obsessive investigation to discover who the girl was. As she delves deeper she leans the story is more complex than she imagined yet her need for closure grows ever stronger.
Haenel is mesmerising
This is some of the best acting weve seen in Cannes this year
Has richness and depth in abundance
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