Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) gives a tour-de-force performance in Rust and Bone that rivals anything she has done before. She plays Stéphanie, a free-spirited whale trainer at a marineland on the French Riviera, who suffers a devastating injury. Macho Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts, Bullhead), sullen, impulsive and broke, has just been given custody of his five-year-old son and is struggling to care for him. He finds work as a bouncer and extreme fighter, and meets Stéphanie when he protects her in a fight at the club where he works. Later, after her accident, she calls him for help, and they begin an unlikely romance. Both are struggling to overcome injuries and rebuild their lives, and their relationship reaches the extremes of physical and emotional intensity. Mesmerizing and unforgettable, Rust and Bone is masterfully directed by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Director:

Jacques Audiard

Cast:

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

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

2hrs

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

France/Belgium