The Unknown Girl


The Main 3 Fri, Apr 14, 2017 4:30 PM
The Main 3 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 7:25 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:113 min
Festivals & Awards:Nominee
Palm d'Or - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Website:Official Website
Print Source:IFC Films
Director:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Producer:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Denis Freyd
Cinematographer:Alain Marcoen
Screenwriter:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Editor:Marie-Hélène Dozo
Principal Cast:Adele Haenel
Jeremie Renier
Olivier Bonnaud
Louka Minnella
Filmography:Two Days
One Night ('14)
The Kid with a Bike ('11)
L'enfant ('05)
Rosetta ('99)


From multiple Cannes Palme d’Or winners the Dardenne Brothers comes yet another brilliant examination of good people in dire straits. In the case of The Unknown Girl, Dr. Jenny Davin (played by Adèle Haenel), doesn’t answer a buzzer late at night, only to find that it was the eponymous African immigrant woman, who was ringing for urgent help. Obsessed with finding the identity of the woman, and the cause of her death, Dr. Davin becomes both doctor and sleuth, using her credentials as a way of approaching those who would normally be wary of any official.

Trying to both investigate the case and understand its medical implications, Dr. Davin tries to live by her own advice — “Emotional involvement leads to a bad diagnosis” — as she negotiates this world that is utterly new to her, she begins to lose her professional veneer and finds herself deeply involved.

Director’s Biography

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are Belgian filmmakers who write, produce, and direct films together. They have directed ten feature films which have won or been nominated for every major award in the world, including the Palme d’Or and the Academy Award.

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