13 April 2012 4:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A young boy who longs to be reunited with the father who abandoned him falls in with the wrong element in The Kid With A Bike a new French-language drama from Belgian writer/director brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The new film has their trademark style using available light and a handheld camera seems to simply observe events as they unfold, as if the film makers have just happen to have stopped to film what’s going on. It.s a candid tone sorely missed in Hollywood’s noisy style of movies but the story lacks interest and on balance, The Kid With A Bike is a snooze

The Kid With A Bike opens with 11-year-old Cyril living at a state-run orphanage, trying to understand what happened to his father, who disappeared from his life without saying goodbye. Cyril figures his dad, no matter how much a deadbeat, wouldn.t »

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