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RACER AND THE JAILBIRD (LE FIDÈLE)

Review

Director:

Michaël R. Roskam

Genre:

Drama

Country:

BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, FRANCE

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

French

Runtime:

130 Minutes

Description:

Reuniting with the exceptionally talented Matthias Schoenaerts, Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam returns to the criminal underbelly with Racer and the Jailbird. Gigi Vanoirbeek belongs to a notorious Brussels gang responsible for a string of expertly executed, high-net-worth robberies. Under the cover of his luxury automobile import-export business he meets Bibi Delhany, a gorgeous and glamorous race-car driver with roots more respectable than his own. Despite their wildly different backgrounds, this unlikely pair falls for each other, fast and hard. Gigi manages to shield Bibi from his illicit activities and begins to wonder what another life might look like. But already deep into the planning of his next heist with his all-too-eager associates, and with law enforcement hot on their heels, will it be too late?

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