The Kid with a Bike

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.

Film Info

Special 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

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Special 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

The Kid with a Bike
Cast
Cécile de France
Samantha
Thomas Doret
Cyril
Jérémie Renier
Guy
Fabrizio Rongione
Newsstand owner
Egon Di Mateo
Wes
Olivier Gourmet
Bar owner
Credits
Director
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Director
Luc Dardenne
Produced by
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Produced by
Luc Dardenne
Produced by
Denis Freyd
Coproducer
Andrea Occhipinti
Associate producers
Arlette Zylberberg
Associate producers
Bernadette Meunier
Associate producers
André Michotte
Associate producers
Stefano Massenzi
Screenplay
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Screenplay
Luc Dardenne
Director of photography
Alain Marcoen
Camera operator
Benoît Dervaux
Editor
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Duret
Sound mixing
Thomas Gauder
Production design
Igor Gabriel
Costume design
Maïra Ramedhan-Levi
First assistant director
Caroline Tambour
Line producer
Delphine Tomson
Production manager
Thomas Alfandari

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