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 of 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.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 87min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2012
- DVD Release Date: 02/12/2013
- Distributor(s): Sundance Selects
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cécile De France
Egon Di Mateo
- Themes: Innocence Lost,Kids in Trouble
- Tone: Bittersweet,Earnest,Intimate,Poignant
beauty-salon, boy, compassion, discipline, father, orphanage
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (03-16-2012)
- Language: French