Film Screening 19th September, 2017

Poster for The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue)

The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) 

7:30 PM, 19th September, 2017

  • M
  • 106 mins
  • 2016
  • Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet


Jenny (Haenel) is a young doctor closing up her practice for the evening when an unidentified woman arrives at the clinic door requiring urgent medical assistance. Explaining to her intern (Bonnaud) that an overworked doctor is more likely to make mistakes, Jenny refuses to re-open the practice for this woman, and is subsequently horrified the next day when she finds out that the woman at the door passed away from her injuries later that night.

The film details Jenny’s preoccupation with bringing justice to the deceased woman out of overwhelming guilt for not providing her with assistance before she died. Jenny sets forth to figure out not only the unknown woman’s identity, but also her cause of death.

Fans of directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne – who have made a name for themselves with socially-conscious dramas such as Two Days, One Night and The Kid with a Bike, both previously shown at the ANU Film Group – as well as all those who like a good detective story, have much to look forward to in this film.

Mirella Connell