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The Unknown Girl (2016)

La fille inconnue (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A female doctor 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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Jean-Pierre Dardenne (screenplay), Luc Dardenne (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adèle Haenel ... Jenny Davin
Olivier Bonnaud Olivier Bonnaud ... Julien
Jérémie Renier ... Le père de Bryan
Louka Minnella Louka Minnella ... Bryan
Christelle Cornil Christelle Cornil ... La mère de Bryan
Nadège Ouedraogo Nadège Ouedraogo ... La caissière du cybercafé
Olivier Gourmet ... Le fils Lambert
Pierre Sumkay Pierre Sumkay ... Le père Lambert
Yves Larec Yves Larec ... Le docteur Habran
Ben Hamidou Ben Hamidou ... L'inspecteur Ben Mahmoud
Laurent Caron Laurent Caron ... L'inspecteur Bercaro
Fabrizio Rongione ... Le docteur Riga
Jean-Michel Balthazar ... Le patient diabétique
Thomas Doret ... Lucas
Marc Zinga ... Le proxénète
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Storyline

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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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$150,549
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1.85 : 1
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Adèle Haenel has been a fan of Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for a long time, citing The Promise (1996) and The Son (2002) as her favorite among their works. See more »

Quotes

Le père de Bryan: She doesn't care.
Le père de Bryan: She's dead.
Jenny Davin: If she was dead, she wouldn't be in our heads.
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Adele Haenel shines in a difficult part
17 July 2018 | by bob998See all my reviews

When you settle down to watch a Dardenne brothers film, you know you'll be put through the wringer. Desperate people, harrowing situations--your emotions will be put to the test. I wanted to yell at Jenny Davin at several points "You are not a character in a Dostoevsky novel! Don't take all this grief on yourself!" But so compelling is the story, and so successful is Adele Haenel at embodying this young doctor, that my sang froid soon returned.

The stalwarts Jeremie Renier and Olivier Gourmet contribute solid performances here, and bit players are often effective (the black actor playing the pimp is really scary) but it's Haenel you'll remember for a long time. She was the girl on a survival course in Les combattants, and the really vain teenager in Naissance des pieuvres; now she has made a really important title for her filmography.


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