Suburban Assault

The Kid With A Bike – a Movie by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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I’m always on the lookout for bike related movies. Since Premium Rush got delayed from January to August, I thought I would write about another movie. While flipping around Apple’s Trailer site, I ran across a movie called The Kid With A Bike.

From their site:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle– after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cecile de France), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her–though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, THE KID WITH A BIKE is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

Obviously, this is not a movie that’s truly centered around a bicycle, like it’s title might imply. It still looks like it will be a good film to watch with some great storytelling and touching drama. If anything, this is going on my Netflix queue.

You should be able to find the U.S. release of this film on March 16.

The better trailer can be found here. You can also watch the Youtube version:


Written by dickdavid

February 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

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  1. This is a brilliant little film, highly recommended. He does (rather hazardously) leave his bike lying about unlocked in various locations for most of the film though – constant tension!

    I’ve written a review of it if you’d like to take a look.


    February 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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