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The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au Vélo)

The Kid with a Bike

The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au Vélo)

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Cécile de France, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier

year: 2012

colour: yes


director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

runtime: 87

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France), 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


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