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The Kid with a Bike

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Original title
Le gamin au vélo (The Kid with a Bike)
Running time
87 min.
Belgium Belgium
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Alain Marcoen
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Co-Production Belgium-France-Italy; Les Films du Fleuve / Archipel 35 / Lucky Red
Drama | Adoption. Family Relationships. Childhood
Synopsis / Plot
Cyril, almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance he meets Samantha, who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognize the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage.
2011: Golden Globes: Nominated to Best Foreign Film
2011: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (Ex aequo)
2011: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: European Film Awards: Best Screenplay. 4 Nominations
2011: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: Seminci: Official Selection
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