VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

GAMIN AU VÉLO

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LE GAMIN AU VÉLO

Junge auf dem Fahrrad, Der

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
B/F/I, 2011
Fiction, 87min, OmdU

LE GAMIN AU VÉLO

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
B/F/I, 2011
Fiction, 87min, OmdU

Cast: 
Cécile de France
Samantha
Thomas Doret
Cyril
Jérémie Renier
Guy
Fabrizio Rongione
Buchhändler
Egon Di Mateo
Wes
Olivier Gourmet
Screenplay: 
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Sound: 
Jean-Pierre Duret
Camera: 
Alain Marcoen
Editor: 
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Decoration: 
Igor Gabriel

Production: 
Les Films du Fleuve Archipel 35, Lucky Red, France 2 Cinéma, The RTBF, Belgacom
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Distribution in Austria: 
Alamode Filmdistribution
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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. As Jean-Pierre Dardenne puts it, “We wanted to construct the film as a kind of fairy tale, with baddies who make the boy lose his illusions, and Samantha, who appears as a kind of fairy. For a short while we even thought of calling the film ‘A Fairytale for Our Times’.”