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Genre Drama
Running Time 87 min
Release Date Mar 16, 2012
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The Kid With a Bike (Le Gamin au Velo)

When the father of 11-year-old Cyril abandons him, he obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser, 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.

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March 30, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Has there been a young boy with an older face than Thomas Doret in the Dardenne brothers’ new film, “The Kid With A Bike’’? Playing Cyril Catoul, an 11-year-old abandoned by his father, Doret betrays little emotion beyond a furrowed brow as his character cycles around the Belgian city of Liege looking for proof he’s no longer wanted. With his blonde buzzcut and upturned nose, the character could be Tintin marooned in the real world, his comic-book adventures turned taunting and cruel.

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