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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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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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€15,400,000 (estimated)

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

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$2,061,449 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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I wanted for it to be good...
25 November 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Since the time I saw the trailer, and I saw marion cotillard was in it, I was so looking forward this movie. the premise was promising: a boxer who doesn't has his life together is with his son, and he encounters a beautiful woman who has horrible accident, after which they bonded a relationship.

the movie just puts one thing to happen after another. no reasons behind each occurrence, no building up emotion whatsoever, even the flow doesn't make sense. conflicts happen here and there. the only thing saved this movie was a cinematic directing, superb cinematography, and endearing acting by Marion Cotillard and Mathias.

The premise, and cinematography, and the cast. I wanted so bad for it to be good. but i ended up being disappointed. or perhaps I am just not made for French movies, which I have watched quite a few, and they successfully proved to be not having a point. just movies that flow and at some point end.


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