DVD, Digital Release: The Unknown Girl

Digital Release Date: Dec. 12, 2017, DVD Release Date: Dec. 12, 2017
Price: DVD $22.51
Studio: IFC

A conscientious and dedicated young doctor is devastated after making what appears to be a fatal mistake in the crime mystery-drama The Unknown Girl, the latest film from Palme d’Or winning Belgian filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (La Promesse, Rosetta).

Adèle Haenel in The Unknown Girl

One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel, Love at First Fight, In the Name of My Daughter), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.

Co-starring Jérémie Renier (The Kid with a Bike), the IFC Films theatrical release was an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.