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The Kid with a Bike

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast: Thomas Doret, Cecile De France, Egon Di Mateo

Running Time: 1 hr 28 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: March 23, 2012 (Limited)

Plot: A conflicted young boy (Doret) is put under the weekend foster care of a hairdresser (De France) after his father declares he never wants to see him again.

Who’S It For?: Fans of patient dramas; those who liked De France in Hereafter, and are curious to see what else she can do. Those particularly interested in stories about youth, and youth being in danger.

Overall

Placed into the film footsteps of now classic movies like Cinema Paradiso and Oldboy, The Kid with a Bike was awarded the “Grand Prix” (Aka second place) at the most recent Cannes Film Festival. While The Kid with a Bike may not be as outwardly incredible as those aforementioned films and some others from “Grand Prix” history, »

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