From the outstanding Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Rosetta), here’s another closely observed, sociologically astute, and amazingly naturalistic drama about moral compromise as a by-product of economic need. Lorna, an Albanian woman living in Belgium (played by the captivating Arta Dobroshi), sets out to achieve her capitalist dream of opening a snack bar with her Albanian boyfriend by letting a mobster broker a sham marriage to a local junkie (Jérémie Renier) for Belgian citizenship. As she ditches him to wed a Russian thug willing to pay big for his own legal ?entrée, Lorna’s Silence becomes a stunning study of ?one desperate woman’s conscience. A?
Genre: Drama; Starring: Arta Dobroshi, Jeremie Renier; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Author: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Runtime (in minutes): 105; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted July 31 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT
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