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A seven-year-old child, his brother Billy and their depressed mother live on a farm. Then something painful happens to the family and the kids are left to live by themselves.

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Fien Troch

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bent Simons Bent Simons ... Kid
Gabriela Carrizo Gabriela Carrizo ... Mother
Maarten Meeusen Maarten Meeusen ... Billy
Rit Ghoos Rit Ghoos ... Maria
René Jacobs René Jacobs ... Uncle Bob
Sander van Sweevelt Sander van Sweevelt ... Misty
Jasper Van Luyck Jasper Van Luyck ... John
Laurens Vervoort Laurens Vervoort ... Farm Worker
Jo Helsen Jo Helsen ... Teacher
Ludo Mertens Ludo Mertens ... Gym Professor
Herman Schoors Herman Schoors ... School Director
Koen Geuens Koen Geuens ... Interviewer
Stef Lernous Stef Lernous ... Cashier (as Stefan Lernous)
Maurits Troch Maurits Troch ... Bank Official
Lorenza Goos Lorenza Goos ... Housewife
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A seven-year-old child, his brother Billy and their depressed mother live on a farm. Then something painful happens to the family and the kids are left to live by themselves.

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Dutch

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Belgium

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Fine Observational Motion Picture
22 July 2013 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

I must admit I am a fool for films that deal with children's problems and dilemmas while growing up, especially contemporary films, in which we spectators can watch, sometimes in awe, how children adapt to societies that have lost many ethical values, and how they are prepared to face a violent future, no matter what social class they belong to. Sometimes their problems have to do with sexual orientation and marginality (as "The Blossoming of Máximo Oliveros", from Philippines), absence of mother and her affection ("Kauwboy", from Holland) or political situation in their countries ("Black Bread", from Spain; "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation", from Brazil, and "Clandestine Childhood", from Argentina). "Kid" is a rather different film: it is the case of a very intelligent boy everybody knows as Kid (Bent Simons), whose father has gone, and who lives in a beautiful and big farm, with his kid brother Billy (Maarten Meeusen) and passive mother (Gabriela Carrizo), whom he adores. As Kid goes to school, plays with his rascal friend Misty (a funny character played by little Sander van Sweevelt) and enjoys the countryside, his mother conforms in silence, while she is dispossessed of stock and equipment by creditors, and threatened by criminals for a debt (most probably her husband's): the possibility of selling the farm, move somewhere else with her children and start a new life is never considered, as we are neither told what her husband did, why he left and why he eventually returns bleeding. Those details are apparently irrelevant to what the film is concerned about. More than finding ways to survive in capitalist societies, recurring to its formulas, "Kid" is more like a portrait of desperate characters, most of them dehumanized and deprived of compassion. Furthermore, it is a revealing display of European people in despair and hopelessness, who have reached a stable economic situation, and face a bleak future. The old folks sing hymns in church, the young are jobless, and the children adapt as they grow and watch. Kid is a silent observer. He takes a radical decision, but it is not a surprising one. "Kid" belongs to the category of observational cinema, so if you are looking for action, formulas or industrially digested and sanitized stories, this motion picture is not for you. If you are open to different cinematic experiences, don't miss it, watch it.


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