The Kid With a Bike (Le Gamin au Velo)
- PG-13 (for thematic elements, violence, brief language and smoking)
- Running time:
- 87 minutes
When the father of 11-year-old Cyril abandons him, he 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, 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.
- Release date:
- March 16, 2012
- Quick review:
- A fiercely determined 11-year-old goes looking for the father who abandoned him — and finds a guardian angel of sorts in the form of a village hairdresser, in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s bracing, resonant film.