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Films & Schedules - Lorna's Silence

Fri, Feb 13, 2009
at 6 PM (WH)

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 12:15 PM (B1)

Lorna's Silence

DIRECTOR: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne - Belgium

Winner of the Best Screenplay Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lorna's Silence continues the Dardenne brothers' examination of the dark side of European immigrant life. Desperate to stay in the Belgian city of Lièg and make a better life, Lorna, a young Albanian woman, is seduced into a dark immigration scheme by Fabio, an unscrupulous gangster.  She is to marry Claudy, a weak-willed junky, in order to earn her Belgian citizenship.  That done, the plan is to leave him, without arousing the suspicion of the authorities, so that she chan marry a Russian Mafioso who will pay handsomely to gain legal status.  Fabio's plan is to simply kill Claudy, but, struck by conscience, Lorna tries to save him by conjuring grounds for divorce.  Surprised by her ethical awakening, Lorna must test the limits of her own cruelty.

Selected Filmography: Falsch (87), Je pense a vous (92), The Promise (96), Rosetta (99), The Sons (02), The Childe (05).

WH     105 Minutes    

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