Cyril is an 11 year-old boy living in an orphanage because his father says he can’t care for him and doesn’t have the money. Cyril refuses to believe his father doesn’t want him. He calls and doesn’t believe the disconnected message. He goes to their apartment and doesn’t believe that his father isn’t still living there until he sees everything is gone. He doesn’t believe his father sold his bike to another father for his son. He meets Samantha and she buys his bike back for him. She agrees to take him on the weekends so he can have some kind of home life. She doesn’t realize how desperate and difficult he can be.
Cyril’s father fits the definition of a bum!! Cyril is really struggling but he is a handful. I don’t know if I would be able to cope with his behavior even though he needs and deserves someone in his life. This can be frustrating to watch. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
87 min, Drama directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne with Cecile De France, Thomas Doret, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo.
Note: Blockbuster 4*, imdb 7.3 out of 10, 96% critic 76% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.