Racer and the Jailbird

France, Belgium/2017
Michaël R. Roskam


When Gino meets Bénédicte, it’s love at first sight, passionate, unconditional, fiery. She is working in the family business, and she also drives cars on circuits. Gino is that kind of normal guy, cool, handsome… but he hides a secret. That kind of secret that can endanger your life and the lives of those around you. Gino and Bénédicte will have to fight against fate, reason, and their own weaknesses to save their love.

Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré, Michaël R. Roskam

 Director of Photography
Nicolas Karakatsanis

Film Editing
Alain Dessauvage

Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Bart Van Langendonck

Production Companies
Stone Angels, Savage Film

Matthias Schoenaerts, Adéle Exarchopoulos, Eric de Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Nabil Missoumi, Thomas Coumans, Nathalie Van Tongelen, Kerem Can, Sam Louwyck, Fabien Magry, Gianni La Rocca, Anaëllen Potdevin, Stefaan Degand


Michaël R. Roskam
Director's Biography
Michaël R. Roskam

Michaël R. Roskam was born in 1972 in Sint-Truiden (Belgium). He attended the St. Lucas Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he studied Painting and contemporary art. In 2005, he graduated from the Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam with a master’s degree in script writing and development. He was also a journalist for Flemish newspaper De Morgen. Racer and the Jailbird is his third feature film after the internationally acclaimed film Bullhead in 2011 (Oscar and César nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) and The Drop, a dark crime film with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini playing the lead roles.