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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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Louise
Corinne Masiero ...
Anna
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Martial
Jean-Michel Correia ...
Richard
Mourad Frarema ...
Foued
Yannick Choirat ...
Simon
Fred Menut ...
Le patron d'ELP Sécurité
Duncan Versteegh ...
Soigneur d'orques
Katia Chaperon ...
Soigneuse d'orques
Catherine Fa ...
Soigneuse d'orques
Andès Lopez Jabois ...
Soigneur d'orques
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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Rated R for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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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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Marion Cotillard claimed that she hates filming sex scenes, which for her are usually the worst part of being an actress, but for the first time she enjoyed her sex scenes in a movie with Rust and Bone. She said: "I am shaking; I feel very bad and I want to cry most of the time because I hate it so much, but here it was totally different. I was so involved with my character that I was happy she would enjoy something like that. It's a movie about love, about flesh, about rust and bone and heart and sex, so without the sex scenes the movie would have missed something". 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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Really subtle and reflective
21 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen a film from this director before, so in that respect I had no expectations. But I do love Cotillard, and since her break-out year n 2007 with La Vie En Rose she's one of the ones I look forward to the most. I have liked her in mostly all of the American films I have seen her in, but her heavy accent is always what kinda holds her back a little. I think because English seems to come so difficult to her, it seems like her just talking calls attention to itself. So in that regard I was definitely interested in seeing her in a 2nd foreign-language film. I haven't seen many of the Oscar contenders, but she gives what is easily the best performance of the year so far. Here she pretty much lives her character, and there is not one false note in her entire performance. This is key because in the past, although she always has this fierce magnetism, she also is sometimes inconsistent in her recent American films. This reaffirms what I had thought of, that Cotilard just fits better in her native tongue. She can be melodramatic when she needs to play a melodramatic character (La Vie En Rose) and here she gives an acting performance that's the polar opposite. Her many nuances make this is a fairly low-key performance, but I'll be surprised if there's anything bad to be said about her here, and that's a testament to how well she just fits in it.

As for the film itself, it was actually very good. It's a film that I can already see myself reflecting on in the future. My only real complaint would be that the ending was perhaps a little bit too neat.


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