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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 10 March 1954Awirs, Wallonia, Belgium

Mini Bio (1)

Luc Dardenne was born on March 10, 1954 in Awirs, Wallonia, Belgium. He is a producer and director, known for The Kid with a Bike (2011), L'enfant (2005) and Rosetta (1999).

Trade Mark (9)

Often works with Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet.
Hand-held camera.
Characters often use bikes or bicycles.
Stories revolving around poor characters who are struggling to make money.
Father/son relationships.
Doesn't use score.
Strong sense of morality; focuses on themes such as consciousness raising, forgiveness and redemption
Movies often end with a character lending a hand to another
Leading characters are in basically every frame of the movie

Trivia (3)

Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
Along with his brother Jean-Pierre, he is one of a select band of directors to have won the Palme d'Or twice at the Cannes Film Festival. The others are Francis Ford Coppola, Alf Sjöberg, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura and Michael Haneke.

Personal Quotes (2)

That happens a lot with experienced actors. They close down and protect themselves, and then all you get are the same mannerisms, the same tricks, the same character.
Film-makers in Belgium are seen as arts and crafts makers. It is a small country. There is not really a film industry there at all.

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