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Brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne (born 21 April 1951 in Liège, Belgium) and Luc Dardenne (born 10 March 1954 in Liège, Belgium) are a critically acclaimed Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together.
The Dardennes began making narrative and documentary films in the late 1970s, but they first came to international attention in the mid-1990s with La Promesse (The Promise). They won their first major international film prize when Rosetta won the Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. All their films since have played at the Cannes main competition and won one of the major prizes.
In 2002, Olivier Gourmet won Best Actor at Cannes for the Dardennes' 'Le Fils' ("The Son") In 2005, they won the Palme d'Or a second time for their film L’Enfant (The Child), putting them in an elite club of only 6 with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola. Their film, Le silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence), won Best Screenplay at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was released in Europe in the fall. Their upcoming film The Kid with a Bike is scheduled to premiere In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
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(2011) Le gamin au vélo
(2008) Le Silence De Lorna
(2007) Chacun son cinema ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumiere s'eteint et que le film commence