The Unknown Girl

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (2016)

Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier Rated 15 Run time 113 mins

Nominated at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d’Or


Jenny, a talented doctor, refuses to open the door of her practice to a mysterious late-night caller. The next morning, she learns that the caller was a girl who has been found dead, and the police have no way of identifying her. Shocked and guilt-stricken by the news, Jenny resolves to discover the name of the girl so she will not be buried anonymously and to ensure she doesn’t disappear as if she had never lived.

71% – Rotten Tomatoes

“Shot with unassuming lyricism and an eye for everyday detail and full of modest, eloquent performances.”

“Every Dardennes movie is worth seeing, and The Unknown Girl has all kinds of gripping undercurrents.”