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The Unknown Girl

  • 2016
  • Belgium
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardienne
  • Cast: Adèle Haenel, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet
  • Language: French

Jenny (Haenel) is a brisk, kindly GP beloved of her patients. After a rare moment of carelessness, she is compelled to investigate the death of a young black woman. Haenel is compelling, and the story has plenty of resonance, but the surprisingly conventional narrative doesn't quite add up and it's worthy rather than inspired.

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The Unknown Girl

19 May 20163 stars

Cannes 2016: Adèle Haenel stars in this lesser but still worthy effort from the Dardennes

In the latest Dardenne brothers film, Jenny Davin is not just a doctor, she is a saint. She is a kindly general practitioner whose compassion goes above and beyond the call of duty. Besotted patients reward her with gifts of Panettone and sing her…

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