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Format: DVD
Sku: 212705261
UPC: 043396324114
UPC 14: 00043396324114
Category Keywords: Mafia  Mobsters  Theatrical Release
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A depserate young immigrant struggles with her conscience after she makes a merciless pact with a russian mobster.
Editor's Note
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (THE CHILD) direct this drama about an Albanian woman torn between connections to three men and her own dreams. Lorna (Arta Dobroshi) is an immigrant living in Belgium. Though she has a boyfriend, her involvement with the Mafia leads her to marry Claudy (Jérémy Renier) so she can get citizenship. But her life is further complicated when she is told to marry a Russian criminal, putting Claudy's life in danger.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/1/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00043396324114
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Lorna's Silence - DVD Review
By: Chris Cabin DVD Reviews
Published on: 12/25/2009 3:42 PM
A decade ago, in the Dardenne brothers' terrific Rosetta, a young woman wondered if her life was worth anything if she wasn't working. In the brothers' new film, Lorna's Silence, the slightly older Lorna (Arta Dobroshi) wonders if the life of her junkie husband-for-hire Claudy (Dardenne fixture Jrmie Renier) is all that important. An epic nuisance when not just a bad roommate, Claude married Lorna, an Albanian, so she could acquire Belgian citizenship. In return, she agrees to marry a Russian in an identical scheme. Her contact Fabio (Fabrizio Rongione) plans to bypass a messy divorce by simply killing Claudy with an overdose, something Lorna views ambivalently at the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Morgan Marinne
Video Cast Info Olivier Gourmet
Video Cast Info Anton Yakovlev
Video Cast Info Grigori Manukov
Video Cast Info Mireille Bailly
Video Cast Info Stephanie Gob
Video Cast Info Alban Ukaj
Video Cast Info Jérémie Rénier
Video Cast Info Fabrizio Rongione
Video Cast Info Arta Dobroshi
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Dardenne - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Luc Dardenne - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Dardenne - Producer
Video Cast Info Luc Dardenne - Producer
Video Cast Info Denis Freyd - Producer
Video Cast Info Olivier Bronckart - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Alain Marcoen - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Luc Dardenne - Director
Video Cast Info Jean-Pierre Dardenne - Director

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"It's the closest thing to a crowd pleaser that these rigorous, demanding and profoundly humane artists are likely to make." 07/31/2009

Los Angeles Times
"LORNA'S SILENCE is a gritty, deceptively low-key, no-fuss, no-frills movie of consistent originality and surprise in which suspense arises straight up from the heroine's evolving character." 07/31/2009

Wall Street Journal
"[A] somber beauty of a French-language drama....Every time predictability threatens, the plot takes an unexpected turn..." 07/31/2009

Entertainment Weekly
"[A] closely observed, sociologically astute, and amazingly naturalistic drama about moral compromise as a by-product of economic need." -- Grade: A- 07/29/2009

A.V. Club
"Breaking with the handheld subjectivity of previous films, the Dardennes keep the camera still and distant, giving the film an undercurrent of abstraction culminating in a final sequence that feels more like a fairy tale than social realism." -- Grade: B 07/30/2009

Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Renier's performance is the best thing in the movie....The gift of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is to show their characters as trapped in personal human situations; they're not creatures of a plot." 08/13/2009

Chicago Sun-Times
Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "[I]t's about personalities, as intensely observed as always with the Dardennes." 12/27/2009

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