Lorna's Silence

Lorna's Silence

Lorna's Silence is a 2008 drama film by the Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. It was the winner of the 2008 LUX Prize, as well as the Best Screenplay Award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.


Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, is in a sham marriage with a drug addict named Claudy. She dreams of owning a snack bar with her boyfriend, Sokol, and agrees to have another fake marriage with a Russian man to earn the money for it. Fabio, a petty criminal who orchestrated the whole plan, pressures Lorna to kill Claudy via an overdose. Moved by Claudy's determination to stay clean, Lorna pleads with Fabio to hold off with the plan.