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The Kid With A Bike


A wonderfully human and humane story.

— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

The Dardenne brothers have made yet another movie that does what Hollywood used to do - keep us rapt, and leave us grateful.

— Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times


— Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

MAGNIFICENT. One of the most compelling spectacles you'll see this year. The Dardennes can justly be regarded as without peer.

— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

A quietly rapturous film about love and redemption.

— Gavin Smith, Film Comment

Presented by Sundance Selects | Belgium | Mar 16th, 2012 | 87 MINS | UR

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 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 (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France – Clint Eastwood’s HEREAFTER), 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.


  • Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Luc Dardenne


  • Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Luc Dardenne
  • Denis Freyd

Executive Producer

  • Delphine Tomson


  • Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Luc Dardenne