LE FIDELE

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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?

Oscar®-nominated director Michaël R. Roskam's third feature film after 'Bullhead' (2011) and 'The Drop' (2014), Le Fidèle (international title: 'Racer and the jailbird') brings Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos together in a dark romantic drama against the background of a typical Belgian crime scene.

Credits

Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Writers: Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré, Michaël R. Roskam
With: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Cinematographer: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Production designer: Geert Paredis
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Producer: Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (BE)
Co-producers: Peter Bouckaert - EYEWORKS (BE), Pierre-Ange Le Pogam - STONE ANGELS (FR), Maarten Swart - KAAP HOLLAND (NL), Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting - SUBMARINE (NL), Jean-Yves-Roubin - FRAKAS PRODUCTIONS (BE), RTBF
With the support of: 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, Belgian tax shelter for film financing
In association with: Wild Bunch, Pathé France, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Telenet STAP, Canal+, Orange
Genre: Amour noir
Release

Tentative release date: 2017

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