Lorna's Silence
Le Silence de Lorna Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne


In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.

Fabio has orchestrated a sham marriage between her and Claudy. The marriage allows her to obtain Belgian citizenship and then marry a Russian Mafioso willing to pay a lot of money to acquire the same quickly. However, for this second marriage to be possible, Fabio has planned to kill Claudy. Will Lorna keep silent?

"In "Le Fils" and their Palme d'Or-winners "Rosetta" and "L'Enfant", the Dardennes demonstrated an unwavering talent for crafting deeply emotional material while avoiding sentimentality. Using underclass city settings, natural lighting and minimal, if any, music, they have evolved a characteristically hard-knock form of social realism. LORNA'S SILENCE continues in that vein, the film's restrained aesthetic only heightening the drama that unfolds in Lorna's stark life and adding an austere kind of redemption to her moral quandary."

Dimitri Eipides, Toronto Film Festival


Festivals and awards: Cannes (Best Screenplay), Karlovy Vary, Moscow, Toronto, London
Links: Trailer

Programme: Panorama

Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Year: 2008
Length: 105
Language: French
Producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd
Screenplay: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cinematography: Alain Marcoen
Music: Marie-Hélene Dozo
Editor: Marie-Hélene Dozo

Cast: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj, Morgan Marinne

Producer: Les Films du Fleuve


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Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Jean-Pierre Dardenne (b. 1951, Engis, Belgium) was originally a professional actor, and his brother Luc Dardenne (b. 1954) a student of philosophy. In 1975 the two founded the production company Dérives, the company Films Dérives Production followed in 1981. They dedicated themselves to making documentary films on video, but it was primarily their feature-film work that made a name for them. The brothers are two-time winners of the Cannes Palme d'Or for their films "Rosetta" (1999) and "The Child" (2005). LORNA'S SILENCE is their seventh feature.

Falsch (1987), Je pense ? vous (1992), La Promesse (1996), Rosetta (1999), Le Fils (The Son, 2002), L'Enfant (Laps, PÖFF 2005), Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence, 2008)

Luc Dardenne

Jean-Pierre Dardenne (b. 1951, Engis, Belgium) was originally a professional actor, and his brother Luc Dardenne (b. 1954) a student of philosophy. In 1975 the two founded the production company Dérives, the company Films Dérives Production followed in 1981. They dedicated themselves to making documentary films on video, but it was primarily their feature-film work that made a name for them. The brothers are two-time winners of the Cannes Palme d'Or for their films "Rosetta" (1999) and "The Child" (2005). LORNA'S SILENCE is their seventh feature.

Falsch (1987), Je pense ? vous (1992), La Promesse (1996), Rosetta (1999), Le Fils (The Son, 2002), L'Enfant (Laps, PÖFF 2005), Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence, 2008)


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