The Unknown Girl
Nominated for the 2016 Palme d’Or.
Renowned Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (‘Two Days, One Night’) continue their empathetic examinations of the compromises faced by everyday people in their psychologically complex new drama ‘The Unknown Girl’. Rising French actor Adèle Haenel (‘Water Lilies’, ‘Les Combattants’) stars as Jenny Davin, a talented doctor who refuses to open the door of her practice to a mysterious late-night caller. The next day, the police inform her that an unidentified young woman has been found dead close by.
Playing intelligently with the traits of traditional detective dramas, ‘The Unknown Girl’ is another characteristically engaging social commentary from the two-time Palme d’Or winning Dardenne brothers - and a morally astute and compelling investigation of personal responsibility, justice and compassion.
“Haenel is mesmerising” - Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound
★★★★ “The Dardenne brothers deliver a perceptive portrait of professional integrity under pressure” - Simon Kinnear, Total Film