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Rust and Bone (2012)

De rouille et d'os (original title)
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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Armand Verdure ...
Sam
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Louise
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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 ...
La baby-sitter
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

17 May 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Rust and Bone  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$226,257 (Belgium), 16 May 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,154, 23 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,061,449, 31 March 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,807,712, 11 October 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The most emotional scene for Marion Cotillard was the scene after Stéphanie makes love to Ali for the first time. Cotillard explained that she felt something that she had never felt before, she felt very moved by her character because she was going to live something very special and she was very happy for her. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: I'm hungry. I'm hungry.
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Connections

Features Huffpost Live: Matthias Schoenaerts LIVE (2015) See more »

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Candy Bar
Written by Aaron Gilbert
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A thing of beauty
22 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Does the third act feel unfocused and scattered? Holy hell, does it!

Overall, does the film push a little too hard on the sentimentality? It sure does, shamelessly at times.

Does it suffer from minor inconsistencies and a couple of narrative plateaus the omission of which would have resulted in a shorter, more taut outcome? That would be another resounding "YES!".

Do any of the above shortcomings ultimately matter? Hell, no, Rust and Bone is freaking stunning!

And this coming from me, the person who dislikes both emotional manipulation AND Matthias Schoenaerts. Double whammy yet it still manages a very worthy 4 stars.

Cheers for this Audiard, you're a good 'un, mate.


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