International Competiton

The Unknown Girl

Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Production year 2016 Length 113min.
Country Belgium/France

One evening, after closing her practice for the day, Jenny, a young doctor, hears the doorbell ring but doesn't answer it. The next day, the police inform her that an unidentified young woman has been found dead close by.

Producer(s) Bart Van Langendonck
Script Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Director of Photography Alain Marcoen
Production designer Igor Gabriel
Sound Jean-Pierre Duret
Edit Marie-Hélène Dozo
Cast Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella
Production company(ies) Les Films du Fleuve, Quai de Gaulle 13, 4020 Liège, Belgique
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Brothers Dardenne are a Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. The Dardennes began making narrative and documentary films in the late 1970s, but they first came to international attention in the mid-1990s with The Promise. They won their first major international film prize when Rosetta won the Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes IFF. Since then all their films have played at the Cannes main competition and won one of the major prizes.

Chant du rossignol (1978), Lorsque le bateau de Léon M. descendit la Meuse pour la premiere fois (1979), Pour que la guerre s’achève, les murs devaient s’écrouler (1980), R... ne répond plus (1981), Leçon d’une université volante (1982), Regarde Jonathan: Jean Louvet, son oeuvre (1983), Il court, il court, Le Monde (1987), Falsch (1987), I Think of You (1992), The Promise (1996), Gigi, Monica… et Bianca (1997), Rosetta (1999), The Son (2002), The Child (2005), To Each His Own Cinema (segment “Darkness”, 2007), Lorna's Silence (2008), The Kid with a Bike (2011), Two Days, One Night (2014), The Unknown Girl (2016).