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The Kid with a Bike

Cyril (Thomas Doret), almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance he meets Samantha (Cecile de France), who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage. The Dardenne's ('The Child', 'Rosetta', 'Lorna's Silence') create tension out of human drama and draw believable, excellent performances from their entire cast. This affecting and gripping drama is one of their finest films. Winner of the Grand Prix (Grand Prize of the Jury) at the Cannes Film Festival.

Year: 2011
Genre: Drama, Dutch & Belgian Cinema, Film Festivals 2011, 2012
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Starring: Fabrizio Rongione, Jeremie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Cecile De France, Thomas Doret, Egon Di Mateo
Duration: 84 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language
Subtitles: Yes
7.4/10
Location in store: Foreign (Netherlands & Belgium)

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