Racer and the Jailbird

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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. 

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.

Watch online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqTzzCVKV_A



Michaël R. Roskam


Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré, Michaël R. Roskam


Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos


Nicolas Karakatsanis

Production Designer

Geert Paredis


Alain Dessauvage


Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM


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 (BE)

In Association With

Wild Bunch, Pathé France, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Telenet STAP, Canal+, Orange

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

Festivals & Awards

Film Festival Oostende 2018

Best Film (Bart Van Langendonck), Best Editor (Alain Dessauvage), Best Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts), Best Cinematography (Nicolas Karakatsanis), Best Director (Michaël R. Roskam), Best Production Design (Geert Paredis, Kristin Van Passel, Mariël Hoevenaars)

International Film Festival of India 2017

Magritte Awards, Belgium 2018

Best Supporting Actor (Jean-Benoît Ugeux)

World Soundtrack Awards 2018



Amour noir

Aspect Ratio

2.39 : 1



Printed Film Format


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