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This week on DVD/Blu-ray: The latest from the Dardenne brothers; one of the most buzzed-about documentaries of last year; a moving coming-of-age drama that ranks as one of the best high school movies released in a good long while; a charming Sundance character study about a man and his robot; and a "Dangerous Liaisons" adaptation that proves the classic tale has lost none of its bite.   #1. "The Kid With a Bike" The Palme d'Or winning Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenn ("Rosetta," "L'Enfant") return with this acclaimed French-language drama about an 11-year-old boy (remarkable newcomer Thomas Doret) who turns to a stranger (Cécile de France) after his father (Dardennes' mainstay Jeremie Renier) abandons him. Winner of the Grand Prix (the runner-up prize to the Palme d'Or) at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, "The Kid With a Bike" packs an emotional whallop that feels warranted given the »


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