Racer and the Jailbird

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  130 min.
Release year:  2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 2 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos

Synopsis

When Gigi Vanoirbeek (Matthias Schoenaerts) first spots Bibi Delhany (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a gorgeous and glamorous race car driver, he immediately falls for her. Although their backgrounds are very different, they soon become a couple.

Bibi doesn't realize that Gigi — and his pals — belong to a notorious gang of robbers. As he was growing up on the streets, they were the closest thing to a family that he had and he fell in with them. He keeps the nature of his business a secret, afraid of losing Bibi, but begins to wonder what it would be like to live life on the straight and narrow. Meanwhile, Bibi begins to wonder about his secrecy and why he won't even invite her to his place. When a robbery goes very wrong, they are both left with decisions to make.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Bart Van Langendonck
Screenplay: Michaël R. Roskam, Thomas S. Bidegain, Noé Debré

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  • 4 stars "The two gorgeous leads, Matthais Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos, are dynamic and exude old-Hollywood movie-star charisma without fluff, they are committed to their roles and they shine. The plot has twists and turns that change the wow-dynamic of the first half of the movie to some really awkward stretches in the second half that almost seem like another movie...until finally Gigi and Bibi are faced with a virtually insurmountable roadblock. Wish it hadnt gone that route, bogging down the truth-and-lies theme that the film handles cleverly for the most part. But you have to give director Roskam credit for his willingness to take risks with an unconventional approach to the storyline...And the two leads are eye-candy, both dressed and undressed... Devoted Schoenaerts fans will love it!"
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