Sunday, November 27, 2016

Le gamin au vélo (2011)

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm, and in a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Very realistically staged bleak drama, both insightful and touching, with an excellent cast.

Maltin***1/2: "Another moving slice of life from the Dardenne brothers that unfolds almost like a documentary, without commenting on the action. It's up to us to respond as we choose, and the results are emotionally devastating."

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