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Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

Le Fidèle (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 4 May 2018 (USA)
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Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.

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Michaël R. Roskam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Gigi Vanoirbeek
Adèle Exarchopoulos ... Bibi Delhany
Eric De Staercke Eric De Staercke ... Freddy Delhany
Jean-Benoît Ugeux ... Serge Flamand
Nabil Missoumi Nabil Missoumi ... Younes Bouhkris
Thomas Coumans Thomas Coumans ... Bernard 'Nardo' Delhany
Nathalie Van Tongelen ... Sandra
Fabien Magry Fabien Magry ... Eric Lejeune
Sam Louwyck ... Prison manager
Stefaan Degand ... Bank manager
Kerem Can ... Bezne
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Monsieur Assa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aïcha Cissé Aïcha Cissé ... Female police officer 2
Frédéric Clou Frédéric Clou ... L'inspecteur
Vincenzo De Jonghe ... Police Officer 1
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Storyline

When Gino meets racing driver Bénédicte, it's love at first sight. Passionate. Unconditional. Fiery. But Gino hides has a secret. The kind of secret that can endanger your life and the lives of those ones around you. Gino and Bénédicte will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love. Written by Polly_Kat

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity, violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | France | Netherlands

Language:

French | Dutch

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Racer and the Jailbird See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,513, 6 May 2018

Gross USA:

$46,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$400,026
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is Michaël R. Roskam and cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis' fourth collaboration. The previous were: The One Thing to Do (2005), Bullhead (2011) and The Drop (2014). Karakatsanis was also the DP of other three films with Matthias Schoenaerts: Left Bank (2008), The Loft (2014) and Franky. See more »

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Not what I was expecting
31 May 2019 | by hiacios-80910See all my reviews

I don't mean that in a good way. The premise of the story is simple but the writer tries to make it more interesting than it is by making it unrealistically tragic and leaving you trying to figure out what the film was trying to do. A love story with unnessasary addons to over complicate the film.


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