★★★☆☆ Based on Craig Davidson
's short story collection of the same name, Jacques Audiard
's Rust and Bone
(De rouille et d'os
, 2012) is a tender, yet visceral piece about the nature of being human. Starring Marion Cotillard
as young amputee Stéphanie, and Matthias Schoenaerts
as troubled single father Ali, Audiard's latest may boast incredibly moving performances, but never quite grants us the ability to truly get under the main protagonists' skin. After returning orca trainer Stéphanie home following a nightclub brawl, burly bouncer Ali finds himself once again aiding the woman - four months after she suffers a terrible accident.
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