The Unknown Girl
The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl

Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 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.


Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne



Bart Van Langendonck


Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Director of Photography

Alain Marcoen

Production designer

Igor Gabriel


Jean-Pierre Duret


Marie-Hélène Dozo


Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella

Production company(ies)

Les Films du Fleuve, Quai de Gaulle 13, 4020 Liège, Belgique

Jean-Pierre 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).

Luc Dardenne
Luc Dardenne


FILMS 2016