The Kid with a Bike
The Kid with a Bike

The Kid with a Bike

Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Production year 2011

Length 87min.

Country Belgium / France / Italy


Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.


Grand Prix | Cannes IFF, France, 2011

Best Screenplay | European Film Academy Awards, , 2011


Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne



Jean - Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd


Jean - Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Director of Photography

Alain Marcoen


Benoit de Clerck


Raphaëlle Dufosset


Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo

Production company(ies)

Les Films du Fleuve Archipel 35 Lucky Red France 2 Cinéma Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) Belgacom

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Brothers Dardenne are a Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. The Dardennes began making narrative and documentary films in the late 1970s, but they first came to international attention in the mid-1990s with The Promise. They won their first major international film prize when Rosetta won the Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes IFF. Since then all their films have played at the Cannes main competition and won one of the major prizes.


Chant du rossignol (1978, doc.), Lorsque le bateau de Léon M. descendit la Meuse pour la premiere fois (1979, doc., short), Pour que la guerre s’achève, les murs devaient s’écrouler (1980, doc.), R... ne répond plus (1981), Leçon d’une université volante (1982), Regarde Jonathan: Jean Louvet, son oeuvre (1983, doc.), Il court, il court, Le Monde (1987, short), Falsch (1987), I Think of You (1992), The Promise (1996), Gigi, Monica… et Bianca (1997, doc.), Rosetta (1999), The Son (2002), The Child (2005), To Each His Own Cinema (segment “Darkness”, 2007), Lorna's Silence (2008), The Kid with a Bike (2011).

FILMS 2012