The latest film from double Palme d’Or winners the Dardenne brothers won the Best Screenplay award at the 2008 Cannes Festival. Lorna is an Albanian immigrant who has contracted a fake marriage with Claudy (played by Dardenne regular Jérémie Renier) to obtain citizenship. The Russian Mafia are also involved and Lorna’s conscience is suddenly awakened when she connects with Claudy as a human. But she cannot remove herself from the plot so easily.
This is both a thriller and a deep exploration of a troubled soul graced by remarkable performances from newcomer Arta Dobroshi and Renier.