Kid With a Bike [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Kid With a Bike [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Cécile de France
Cécile de France
, Thomas Doret
Thomas Doret
, Jérémie Renier
Jérémie Renier
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Kid With a Bike [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Kid With a Bike [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Cécile de France
Cécile de France
, Thomas Doret
Thomas Doret
, Jérémie Renier
Jérémie Renier
Jean-Pierre Dardenne

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Overview

"A boy who longs to be reunited with his family refuses to accept the reality of his circumstances in this drama from the sibling writing/directing team of Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. Cyril (Thomas Doret) is an 11-year-old boy who loves his father and believes in him. The trouble is, Cyril's dad Guy (Jeremie Renier) is a bum who doesn't care about his son, doesn't want to spend his money caring for him, and has left the boy at an orphanage rather than keep him. While these facts are clear to everyone else, Cyril refuses to believe them, and his determination to be reunited with Guy, coupled with his discipline problems, makes him a chore to look after. Samantha (Cecile De France), who works in a beauty shop, offers to take Cyril on weekends so he can have some kind of a home life, but her determined compassion makes only so much of an impact on the youngster, who is still convinced he can find his father. As Samantha struggles to bond with Cyril, the boy finds an unfortunate father figure in Wes (Egon Di Mateo), a small-time crook who drafts Cyril into his latest criminal scheme. Jeremie Renier, who plays Guy in Le gamin au vélo (aka The Kid With a Bike), made his screen debut in an earlier film by the Dardenne Brothers, 1996's La Promesse, in which he fittingly played a troubled youth."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2013
UPC: 0715515102711
Original Release: 2011
Rating: PG-13
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Language: English
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 15,739

Special Features

New conversation between film critic Kent Jones and Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne; Interview with actor Cécile de France; New interview with actor Thomas Doret; Return to Seraing, a half-hour documentary in which the Dardennes revisit five locations from the film; Trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoff Andrew

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cécile de France Samantha
Thomas Doret Cyril
Jérémie Renier Guy Catoul
Olivier Gourmet Le patron du bistrot
Fabrizio Rongione Le libraire
Egon Di Mateo Wes
Batiste Sornin Actor
Claudy Delfosse Actor
Jean-Michel Balthazar Actor
Myriem Akeddiou Actor
Hicham Slaoui Actor
Cecile De France Actor

Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Dardenne Director,Director,Screenwriter,Screenwriter,Producer,Producer
Denis Freyd Producer
Delphine Tomson Executive Producer
Benoit Dervaux Camera Operator
Benoit de Clerck Sound Editor
Jean-Pierre Duret Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Gauder Sound Mixer
Thomas Alfandari Production Manager
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