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Rust and Bone (2012)

De rouille et d'os (original title)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director:

Jacques Audiard

Writers:

Jacques Audiard (screenplay), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Cotillard ... Stéphanie
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Alain van Versch
Armand Verdure Armand Verdure ... Sam
Céline Sallette ... Louise
Corinne Masiero Corinne Masiero ... Anna
Bouli Lanners ... Martial
Jean-Michel Correia Jean-Michel Correia ... Richard
Yannick Choirat Yannick Choirat ... Simon
Mourad Frarema Mourad Frarema ... Foued
Fred Menut Fred Menut ... Le patron d'ELP Sécurité
Duncan Versteegh Duncan Versteegh ... Soigneur d'orques
Katia Chaperon Katia Chaperon ... Soigneuse d'orques
Catherine Fa Catherine Fa ... Soigneuse d'orques
Andès Lopez Jabois Andès Lopez Jabois ... Soigneur d'orques
Océane Cartia Océane Cartia ... La baby-sitter
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Storyline

Lonely and destitute, Alain leaves the north of France for his sister's house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When he lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things quickly start to look up for the itinerant father and son. Then one night, after breaking up a fight in the club, he meets the radiant Stephanie, and slips her his number after dropping her off safely at home. Though her position on the high end of the social spectrum makes romance an unlikely prospect for the pair, a tragic accident at Marineland robs her of her legs, and finds her reaching out in desperation to him. Her spirit broken by the same tragedy that took her legs, she gradually finds the courage to go on living trough transcendent moments spent with him -- a man with precious little pity, but an enormous love of life.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jacques Audiard stated that Marion Cotillard was his first and only choice to play Stéphanie, he didn't want anyone else besides her for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Ali first carries Stephanie to swim in the sea, as he lifts her off the sun lounger, the actress's real legs cast a shadow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: I'm hungry. I'm hungry.
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Featured in Projector: Rust and Bone (2012) See more »

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Tonight I'm a Superstar
Written by Lola Zaidline, Philippe Lees
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Rust and Bone
11 August 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Apart from the great story the movie is telling (combining two stories, male and female and their complications), this has remarkable special effects. Of course it also had a good budget to play with (for European standards that is). If they do an US remake, you can bet they'll cut off some of the edges (and some of the erotic/nude content too).

But until then and if you speak french or don't mind reading subtitles, this movie has to suffice. And it is very well acted. It's about loss, hope, friendship, love and many more things. It is about life, things we take for granted (very well shown in several scenes), passion, but also about broken people and how they try to get back on their feet (no pun intended). A great drama that I can only recommend


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Country:

France | Belgium | Singapore

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 May 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,154, 25 November 2012

Gross USA:

$2,062,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,807,712
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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