July 31, 2009
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
MPAA Rating: R (for brief sexuality/nudity, and language)
Screenwriters: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Starring: Arta Dobroshi, Alban Ukaj, Fabrizio Rongione, Jérémie Renier
Official website: SonyClassics.com/LornasSilence
The destiny of a woman caught between love and the law of the underworld. Lorna (Arta Dobroshi), a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, has her sights set on opening a snack bar with her boyfriend, Sokol (Alban Ukaj). In order to do so, she becomes an accomplice in a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio (Fabrizio Rongione). Fabio has set up a false marriage between Lorna and Claudy (Jeremie Renier) allowing Lorna to get her Belgian citizenship. However, she is then asked to marry a Russian mafioso who's ready to pay hard cash to also get his hands on those vital Belgian identity papers. Fabio instends to kill Claudy in order to speed up the second marriage. But will Lorna remain silent?