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RACER AND THE JAILBIRD

by Michaël R. Roskam

synopsis

When Gino 'Gigi' meets Bénédicte 'Bibi' at the racetrack, it's love at first sight. But very soon fate pulls them apart. Fierce and loyal, Gigi and Bibi are forced to fight for their love against reason and their own weakness. But how far can endurance be stretched? How far can they go to try and save what may already be lost?

international title: Racer and the Jailbird
original title: Le Fidèle
country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Michaël R. Roskam
film run: 130'
release date: FR 1/11/2017, NL 2/11/2017, PL 29/12/2017, CZ 22/02/2018, PT 8/03/2018, EE 16/03/2018, HU 22/03/2018, DK 7/06/2018, SE 29/06/2018, IE 13/07/2018, UK 13/07/2018, GR 16/08/2018, RO 31/08/2018, IT 6/09/2018, NO 7/09/2018
screenplay: Michaël R. Roskam, Noé Debré, Thomas Bidegain
cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sam Louwyck, Igor Van Dessel, Stefaan Degand, Corentin Lobet, Guray Nalbant, Gael Maleux, Charley Pasteleurs, Dimitry Loubry, Jean-Benoît Ugeux
cinematography by: Nicolas Karakatsanis
film editing: Alain Dessauvage
art director: Geert Paredis
costumes designer: Kristin Van Passel
music: Raf Keunen
producer: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Bart Van Langendonck
co-producer: Maarten Swart, Peter Bouckaert, Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, Jean-Yves Roubin
production: Savage Film, Stone Angels, Kaap Holland Film, Submarine, Frakas Productions, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama NV
backing: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), The Creative Europe programme of the E.U., Netherlands Film Fund, VTM, Telenet STAP, VOO & BeTV, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallimage, Eurimages
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Ascent Film, Cinemundo, Paradiso Entertainment BV, Seven Films, Thunderbird Releasing, Vertigo Media, Vértigo Films
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