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The Kid with a Bike (2012) - Movie Details

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Comedy Drama
87 min.
Release Date
March 16, 2012 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
February 12, 2013 (Buy on Amazon)
Running Time
87 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, brief language and smoking

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... Full synopsis »

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Review by Nathan Samdahl (B)

The Kid with a Bike marks the third Dardenne brothers film I've had the pleasure of seeing after Lorna's Silence and the incredible L'enfant.  While not as emotionally hard hitting as that film, The Kid with a Bike is a simple tale filled with a very complex moral landscape.  Full movie review »

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