Junge auf dem Fahrrad, Der
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
B, FRA, I 2011
87 min

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’.”

  • Olivier Gourmet - Gilles
  • Cécile de France - Samantha
  • Thomas Doret - Cyril
  • Jérémie Renier - Guy
  • Fabrizio Rongione - Buchhändler
  • Egon Di Mateo - Wes
  • Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Luc Dardenne
  • Alain Marcoen
  • Jean-Pierre Duret
  • Marie-Hélène Dozo
  • Igor Gabriel
Les Films du Fleuve Archipel 35, Lucky Red, France 2 Cinéma, The RTBF, Belgacom

Wild Bunch

Alamode Filmdistribution
35 mm
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