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The Kid with a Bike (2012)

The Kid with a Bike

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 16, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

87 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Producer

Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Denis Freyd

Screenwriter

Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Starring

  • Cecile de France as Samantha
  • Thomas Doret
  • Jeremie Renier
  • Fabrizio Rongione
  • Egon Di Mateo
  • Olivier Gourmet
  • Baptiste Sornin
  • Samuel De Rijk
  • Carl Jadot

Story


Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L'enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle-- after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cecile de France), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her--though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, "The Kid With a Bike" is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..there's a sweetly lyrical poetry to the Dardennes' visual style..”
by Shaun Munro [What Culture]
“..once again, the Dardennes create tension out of human drama and draw believable, excellent performances from their entire cast..”
by Brian Tallerico [HollywoodChicago.com]
“..even the title works to set the mood - the phrase is clipped, the words sound hard, suggesting the boy in question is a tough one, relentlessly on the move..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]