The Kid with a Bike

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Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

Summary: When his father 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, 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. [Sundance Selects]

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Runtime: 87 min
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Production: Canal+
Genre: Drama
Countries: France, Italy, Belgium
Language: French
Home Release Date: Feb 12, 2013
Director Credit
Jean-Pierre Dardenne Director
Luc Dardenne Director
Writer Credit
Jean-Pierre Dardenne Writer
Luc Dardenne Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Cécile De France Samantha
Egon Di Mateo Wes
Fabrizio Rongione Le Libraire
Jérémie Renier Guy Catoul
Olivier Gourmet Le Patron Du Bar
Thomas Doret Cyril Catoul
Cast Credit
Batiste Sornin Educateur 1
Carl Jadot L'instituteur
Cécile De France Samantha
Claudy Delfosse L'homme Gare De Bus
Egon Di Mateo Wes
Fabrizio Rongione Le Libraire
Frédéric Dussenne Le Concierge
Hicham Slaoui Le Directeur
Jean-Michel Balthazar Le Voisin Val Polet
Jérémie Renier Guy Catoul
Myriem Akeddiou L'assistante Médicale
Olivier Gourmet Le Patron Du Bar
Samuel De Rijk Educateur 2
Sandra Raco L'éducatrice
Thomas Doret Cyril Catoul
Producer Credit
André Michotte Associate Producer
Andrea Occhipinti Co-Producer
Arlette Zylberberg Associate Producer
Bernadette Meunier Associate Producer
Delphine Tomson Executive Producer
Denis Freyd Producer
Jean-Pierre Dardenne Producer
Luc Dardenne Producer
Stefano Massenzi Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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