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Rust and Bone (French: De rouille et d'os), 2012.

Directed by Jacques Audiard.

Starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners, Celine Sallette, Corinne Masiero and Alex Martin.


A single father helps a whale trainer recover after a terrible accident that confines her to a wheelchair.

Jacque Audiard completely shook the foundations of the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 when A Prophet competed against Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon. A Prophet won the Grand Prix whilst The White Ribbon took the Palme D'Or. This year, we are in a similar position whereby Audiard's Rust and Bone is released the same year as Amour – Haneke's latest film. Amour won the Palme D'Or whilst Rust and Bone left Cannes with nothing.

Rust and Bone, unlike the sprawling A Prophet, is a personal story centred around two characters - Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), who is violent, lacks effective parenting skills and ignores the expectations of »

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