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Caption: French Cinema

Stadium Nuts (1972)

They don’t make ’em like this anymore! Or do they? Full Reel…

The Kid with a Bike (2011)

A candidly spectacular shot of the kid resiliently riding his bike against the night breeze after being dumped by his father is a mute evidence of what a solemn masterpiece the film is. The Kid with a Bike, a compelling French drama, directed by Dardenne brothers, tells the tale of a kid, Cyril, aggressive by nature, who desperately wants to stay with his broke father even after being abandoned by him in a foster home. The initial scenes where he obsessively tries to escape the hold of caretakers and trace his beloved bike and his father’s whereabouts entirely…