Jean-Pierre Dardenne (born 21 April 1951) and Luc Dardenne (born 10 March 1954) are two Belgian brothers and directors acclaimed for their austere style.
They won the Palme d'Or for Best Film twice at the Cannes Festival — one for Rosetta in 1999, and the other with L'enfant in 2005.
- La Promesse (1996)
- Rosetta (1999)
- Le Fils (2002)
- L'Enfant (2005)
- Le silence de Lorna (2008)
- The Kid with a Bike (2011)
- Deux jours, une nuit (2014)
- The Unknown Girl (La Fille inconnue) (2016)
- Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (2019)
- Bittersweet Ending: They prefer it to the Downer Ending, giving their characters a ray of hope.
- Crapsack World: Contemporary Belgium might be hell on Earth according to them.
- Capitalism Is Bad: Very much so.
- Humans Are Bastards: They managed to make films without any good characters.
- Parental Abandonment: Many offsprings are in this or that way left by their parents in the films of the brothers.