Rising French actor Adèle Haenel (Water Lilies, Les Combattants) stars as Jenny Davin, a talented doctor who refuses to open the door to a mysterious late-night caller.
The next morning, she learns that the caller was a girl who has been found dead, and that the police have no way of identifying her. Shocked and guilt-stricken, Jenny resolves to discover the name of the young girl so that she will not be buried anonymously. Playing intelligently with the traits of traditional detective drama, The Unknown Girl is another characteristically engaging social commentary from the two-time Palme d’Or winning Dardenne brothers – and a morally astute and compelling investigation of personal responsibility, justice and compassion.
“Another quietly powerful masterpiece… A Wholly gripping narrative told with understated eloquence.”
Saskia Baron, The Arts Desk