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Rust and Bone (2012)
"De rouille et d'os" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 May 2012 (France)
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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.

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Anna
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Richard
Mourad Frarema ...
Foued
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Simon
Fred Menut ...
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Soigneur d'orques
Katia Chaperon ...
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Catherine Fa ...
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Andès Lopez Jabois ...
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Océane Cartia ...
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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.

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Drama | Romance

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

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,154 (USA) (21 November 2012)

Gross:

$2,061,449 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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To bring to life the physical aspect of Stéphanie's disability, Marion Cotillard started watching video footage of amputees so that she could figure out how to move. But she quickly decided it wasn't necessary because her character is still getting used to living as an amputee, using a wheelchair and, eventually, prosthetics. "It would have been different if I would have had to play an amputee - someone who had lost the use of her legs 10 years before, for example," she says. "I would have done more research and a lot of work on the physicality. But that was not the case. My only research was on orcas, because I didn't know much about them." Cotillard said. See more »

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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 »

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Rust and Bone
11 August 2013 | by See 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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