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JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE Directors & ScreenwritersJean-Pierre Dardenne was born in Engis, Belgium, in April 1951. Luc Dardenne was born in Awirs, Belgium, in March 1954. In 1975, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne founded the company 'Derives', which has since produced some 60 documentaries, including their own. In 1994, they founded the production company 'Les Films Du Fleuve'.
They began their realist dramas in 1996 with The Promise (La Promesse), the brother's third feature. This was followed in 1999 by Rosetta, which won them their first Palme d'Or. Then followed The Son (Le Fils), which won best actor for Olivier Gourmet at Cannes in 2002. The Child (L'Enfant), was shown at Cannes in 2005 and was their second Palme d'Or winner.