Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
US release date: March 16, 2012

THE KID WITH A BIKE, the deeply moving new film from Belgian masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L’ENFANT, ROSETTA), will open on Friday, March 16 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and IFC Center, with a national rollout to follow.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Film, THE KID WITH A BIKE powerfully delves into the emotional life of a troubled young boy—and finds hope within.

When 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret) is abandoned by his father (Jérémie Renier), the boy obsessively tries to find his bicycle—after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France), a woman 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. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, THE KID WITH A BIKE is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

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