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La fille inconnue (2016)

A woman 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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Olivier Bonnaud ...
Julien
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Le père de Bryan
Louka Minnella ...
Bryan
Christelle Cornil ...
La mère de Bryan
Nadège Ouedraogo ...
La caissière du cybercafé
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Le fils Lambert
Pierre Sumkay ...
Le père Lambert
Yves Larec ...
Le docteur Habran
Ben Hamidou ...
L'inspecteur Ben Mahmoud
Laurent Caron ...
L'inspecteur Bercaro
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Le docteur Riga
Jean-Michel Balthazar ...
Le patient diabétique
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Lucas
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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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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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Human Values and Obsession
15 February 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The efficient Dr. Jenny Davin (Adèle Haenel) works hard and has been chosen to replace Dr. Habran (Yves Larec), 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 (Olivier Bonnaud) to not open the door since does not to seem an emergency. On the next morning, Police Inspectors Ben Mahmoud (Ben Hamidou) and Bercaro (Laurent Caron) 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.

"La fille inconnue", a.k.a. ("The Unknown Girl", is a film impressively realistic with a storyline of human values and obsession. Like most of the European movies (Belgium / France), the plot is developed at a slow-pace, supported by the great performance of Adèle Haenel. It is good to see the human values of her character that is deeply affected by her attitude. It is also interesting to see how doctors work in France, going to the patient's home and attending also during the night. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Garota Desconhecida" ("The Unknown Girl")


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