The Kid with a Bike

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama Family
  • Release year: 2011
  • Running time: 87 min
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 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 (Jérémie... read more
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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 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 (Jérémie 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 (Cécile 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.

Original Release

05/18/2011

US Release

03/16/2012

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Cast

Thomas Doret Cyril
Cécile De France Samantha
Jeremie Renier Guy Catoul / Guy
Fabrizio Rongione Le libraire
Egon Di Mateo Wes
Olivier Gourmet Avec la participation de / The Bar Owner
Baptiste Sornin Éducateur 1 / Educateur 1
Carl Jadot Instituteur
Claudy Delfosse Homme gare de bus
Jean-Michel Balthazar Voisin Val Polet
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Writers

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast

Thomas Doret Cyril
Cécile De France Samantha
Jeremie Renier Guy Catoul / Guy
Fabrizio Rongione Le libraire
Egon Di Mateo Wes
Olivier Gourmet Avec la participation de / The Bar Owner
Baptiste Sornin Éducateur 1 / Educateur 1
Carl Jadot Instituteur
Claudy Delfosse Homme gare de bus
Jean-Michel Balthazar Voisin Val Polet
Frédéric Dussenne Concierge
Sandra Raco Éducatrice
Hicham Slaoui Directeur
Romain Clavareau Logan
Charles Monnoyer Brian
Jasser Jaafari Nabil
Mireille Bailly Boulangère
Mourad Maimuni Garagiste
Neda Luga Cliente salon de coiffure
Laurent Caron Gilles

Producers

Editors

Marie-Hélène Dozo

2012 Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
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