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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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Danique Aelaerts was Adèle Exarchopoulos stunt double for the racing scenes. See more »

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A must see for movie lovers!
5 April 2019 | by afalezSee all my reviews

Although the movie has racing and robbing in it, that is obviously not what the movie is about. As the title implies, this film is all about the relationship of two people who happen to be a racer and a jailbird. The film is divided into three acts, all of which are completely compatible with one another, and absolutely relevant to the subject of the story. Ignore the critics who claim this film is a mess. They simply don't understand that this movie is ultimately about what that particular relationship can and cannot endure.

Also ignore the criticisms that this film is boring or tedious. There is always something happening, developing, or being revealed, whether it is a heist, a relationship, or some predicament. This is precisely why I imagine the film was disorientating for some people.

Anyways, after seeing the trailer recently, I knew I would enjoy this movie. The dude from Bullhead (2011), the chick from Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), heists, racing, what more could one ask for?


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