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Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

Le Fidèle (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 4 May 2018 (USA)
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Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.

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Michaël R. Roskam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Gigi Vanoirbeek
Adèle Exarchopoulos ... Bibi Delhany
Eric De Staercke Eric De Staercke ... Freddy Delhany
Jean-Benoît Ugeux ... Serge Flamand
Nabil Missoumi Nabil Missoumi ... Younes Bouhkris
Thomas Coumans Thomas Coumans ... Bernard 'Nardo' Delhany
Nathalie Van Tongelen ... Sandra
Fabien Magry Fabien Magry ... Eric Lejeune
Sam Louwyck Sam Louwyck ... Prison manager
Stefaan Degand ... Bank manager
Kerem Can ... Bezne
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Monsieur Assa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aïcha Cissé Aïcha Cissé ... Female police officer 2
Vincenzo De Jonghe ... Police Officer 1
Gianni La Rocca Gianni La Rocca ... Mike
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Storyline

When Gino meets racing driver Bénédicte, it's love at first sight. Passionate. Unconditional. Fiery. But Gino hides has a secret. The kind of secret that can endanger your life and the lives of those ones around you. Gino and Bénédicte will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love. Written by Polly_Kat

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity, violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Belgium | France | Netherlands

Language:

French | Dutch

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Racer and the Jailbird See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,513, 6 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,337, 17 May 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When the project was announced in 2012, it would be "a film noir about a criminal gang in Brussels in the late 1980s". After Adèle Exarchopoulos was cast in 2015, it became an "amour-noir", a tragic love story between a gangster and a racing car driver. See more »

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Very unusual suspense crime drama
17 September 2018 | by dehaeckSee all my reviews

This movie turns a lot of feelings and thats why imo it gets such different ratings. But overall this is a must see if you like good movies.


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