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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 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.

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Dardenne (screenplay), Luc Dardenne (screenplay)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 ... 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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The Dardennes revealed to Variety that they were planning to make this movie with Marion Cotillard as lead, but it didn't work out, so they decided to make Two Days, One Night (2014) with her instead. 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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Bye bye docteur Jenny
Written by François Petit
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Human Values and Obsession
15 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,477, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$150,549

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,432,640
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1.85 : 1
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