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Rust and Bone

R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a former boxer and single father, meets Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) when he saves her from a brawl at the nightclub where he works as a bouncer. Their casual acquaintance develops into something much more after Stephanie, who trains killer whales at a marine park, suffers a horrible accident and loses both her legs above the knee. As Stephanie draws on Ali's physical strength, an unexpected courtship slowly comes to life.

Cast: Marion Cotillard , Matthias Schoenaerts , Armand Verdure , Céline Sallette , Corinne Masiero , Bouli Lanners , Jean-Michel Correia , Mourad Frarema

Director: Jacques Audiard

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Rust and Bone (2012)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2012|2 hr. 2 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • Writer-director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) probes the psyches of two people in crisis. His hypnotic film means to shake you, and does. Schoenaerts reveals unexpected layers in Ali. And Cotillard delivers a tour de force of unleashed emotions. She's astonishing. show more

  • A tough movie about tough people for a tough audience. So prepare to get roughed up a little. show more

  • This gritty examination of physical and psychological wounds offers a superb performance by Marion Cotillard, who speaks volumes with her eyes, and a less convincing one by her lead co-star. show more

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  • July 13, 2013 Mark Roemmich
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    Perhaps it was my copy but subtitles where not consistent throughout so story difficult to follow. The performances were good but story line was all over the place. Fighting/security/son/accident.....all of these things did not tie was more about him than anything and I felt they missed the boat on all of it.

  • March 27, 2013 jj00000000142976
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    2 hours I would rather have back. Disappointed that I had no interest in either of these characters.

  • March 07, 2013 herdkmh
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    if human \'bone\' is broken, it can\'t be complete cured. how vulnerable humans are. why did it well rust. nonetheless life has a value to live and is enough beautiful! why I recollect Endo\'s inscription? \"Humanity is so sad, Lord, and the ocean so blue.\"

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