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Racer and the Jailbird Rated 15

Racer and the Jailbird

Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. Belgium/France, 2017. 2h 10m. French/subs. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Nabil Missoumi, Thomas Coumans.

Allegiances become strained when a high-flying Brussels gangster and a young racing driver with upper-class roots fall in love. A high octane crime thriller by the director of Bullhead featuring sensational lead performances by Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour).

‘Against the odds, it's a love affair for the ages, and the two charismatic leads successfully bring a haunting telepathy to their affair.’ ★★★★ Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk

‘The work by the two leads is consistently committed, not to mention oozing with old-fashioned movie-star charisma.’ Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com