Le silence de Lorna (Lorna’s Silence) (2008) Film. Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie – he needs money to satisfy his addiction. Andrei, the cigarette smuggler, must hold up for a while outside Russia; he has loads of money. Fabio, the Italian taxi driver and aspiring gang boss, elaborates a clever scheme: he will pay Claudy to marry Lorna so that she acquires a Belgian citizenship. Then she is to re-marry Andrei, who will in this way obtain the coveted EU passport – and pay a hefty price to Fabio and Lorna for the service. Like all plans, this one will not survive the contact with reality. (Imdb)

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Le fils (The Son) (2002) Film. Directors : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Who is that boy named Francis? If Olivier refused to take him into his carpentry workshop, why has he taken to following him in the training center hallways, in the streets, in his building? Why is Oliver so interested in him? Why does Oliver seem so afraid of him?

Through forced spurts of dialogue and unexplained actions, Olivier’s connection to the boy is slowly and painfully revealed. The Son meditates on its own static tension, turning suspense into a gripping plotline all its own. Gourmet’s performance is pointed and perfect, and it earned the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.(Mubi)