An excellent film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne The Kid With A Bike tells the story of an 11-year-old boy played by Thomas Doret who turns to a young woman Cecile de France after his father has abandoned him at a care home.
Filmed in the Meuse Valley, Belgium, this fly on the wall film captures the emotional and raw journey of rejection at such a young age. It is hard to believe that this is a new career path for the 13 year old Thomas Doret who plays the main part of 11 year old Cyril; an angsty and rebellious boy torn in several directions as he struggles to deal with the reality of his situation he is not always a likeable character. But Cyril is offered unconditional love by a young woman despite the trouble that he creates. This film is a raw look at both the good and bad in humanity without any overbearing fluffiness. An extremely honest and engaging look at life that kept me on the edge of my seat this really is film making at it’s best.
An ohDearyme thumbs up.
Last week Becki also watched Snowtown by director Justin Kurzel. Still in shock she might need a few counseling sessions before she can talk about the experience. Very well made. Very powerful. But very depressing. Watch it at your own peril!
I have no idea why you would want to own this film on DVD. But here’s the website if you should so want to:
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