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The Kid With a Bike

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, brief language and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/16/2012 , 87min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

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