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The Kid with a Bike

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

 
The Kid with a Bike (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Belgium
  • 2011
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
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  • Spine #646

Eleven-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret), all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father (Jérémie Renier). He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle. It is only the patience and compassion of Samantha (Cécile de France), the stranger who agrees to care for him, that offers the boy the chance to move on. Spare and unsentimental but deeply imbued with a heart-rending tenderness, The Kid with a Bike is an arresting work from the great Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, masters of the empathetic action film.

Credits

DirectorJean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Produced byJean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne and Denis Freyd
CoproducerAndrea Occhipinti
Associate producersArlette Zylberberg, Bernadette Meunier, André Michotte and Stefano Massenzi
ScreenplayJean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Director of photographyAlain Marcoen
Camera operatorBenoît Dervaux
EditorMarie-Hélène Dozo
Sound engineerJean-Pierre Duret
Sound mixingThomas Gauder
Production designIgor Gabriel
Costume designMaïra Ramedhan-Levi
First assistant directorCaroline Tambour
Line producerDelphine Tomson
Production managerThomas Alfandari

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Alain Marcoen, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New conversation between film critic Kent Jones and directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Interview with actor Cécile de France
  • New interview with actor Thomas Doret
  • Return to Seraing, a half-hour documentary in which the Dardennes revisit five locations from the film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Geoff Andrew

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

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The Kid with a Bike: Motion and Emotion

By Geoff Andrew February 12, 2013

The Dardenne brothers return to the streets of Seraing for a typically humane and suspenseful story of personal redemption. Read more »

Film Essays

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The Kid with a Bike: Motion and Emotion

By Geoff Andrew February 12, 2013

The Dardenne brothers return to the streets of Seraing for a typically humane and suspenseful story of personal redemption. Read more »


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