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Lorna's Silence

R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Lorna (Arta Dobroshi), a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, has hopes of opening a cafe with her boyfriend, an itinerant worker who visits when he can. She marries Claudy, a local junkie, to secure legal residency and collaborates with Fabio (Fabrizio Rongione), a low-life cab driver who arranges a hefty payoff for her to marry a Russian mobster. Lorna wants to divorce Claudy; but Fabio wants him to overdose. She knows nothing of the threatening underworld in which she will be enmeshed.

Cast: Arta Dobroshi , Jérémie Renier , Fabrizio Rongione , Alban Ukaj , Morgan Marinne , Olivier Gourmet , Anton Yakovlev , Grigori Manukov

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne , Luc Dardenne

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Lorna's Silence (2008)

Release Date: July 31st, 2009|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • Ultimately, this is not one of the Dardennes' masterpieces. They've made a few of those, but the effect of Lorna's Silence is more modest. It leaves the audience with neither a sense of uplift nor devastation, but, rather, with something more akin to intellectual appreciation. show more

  • Like earlier Dardenne films, Lorna’s Silence is naturalistic, yet this one, beautifully shot in 35 mm film by Alain Marcoen, achieves a poetry of bereftness. show more

  • On a deeper level, the Dardennes' film offers a portrait of a fragile yet determined woman set on making a home for herself in the world, even as that world unravels before her eyes. show more

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