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The Kid with a Bike

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The Kid with a Bike 0 12

Director. Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

The Dardennes’ typically understated but deeply affecting portrait of a teenager abandoned by his feckless father and informally ‘adopted’ by a kindly hairdresser combines incisive social observation with a psychological directness at times reminiscent of fairy tale. A battle between good and evil for a boy’s soul, set in a recognisable lower-middle-class environment, it casts a powerful spell

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12 Contains one use of strong language and moderate violence

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