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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stéphanie
... Alain van Versch
Armand Verdure ... Sam
... Louise
Corinne Masiero ... Anna
... Martial
Jean-Michel Correia ... Richard
Yannick Choirat ... Simon
Mourad Frarema ... Foued
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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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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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

In one scene, Ali nicknames Stéphanie "RoboCop". In 2012, Matthias Schoenaerts was considered by director José Padilha for the lead role in the remake RoboCop (2014), but he dropped out because he thought that he wasn't prepared for a big movie like that yet. Schoenaerts also worked with Paul Verhoeven, the director of the original RoboCop, in Black Book (2006). 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: I'm hungry. I'm hungry.
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Out of Clubzz
Written by Mike Kourtzer
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Again a remarkable film by a master film maker
22 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film at the Canes Film Festival, audience expectation was high the huge Palais auditorium completely filled. Jacques Audiard is my favourite director, as with Tahir Rahim in A Prophet and Roman Duris in The Beat that my heart skipped, Audiard managed to get an astounding performance from his male lead Schoenaerts, performed as a brutal man lacking the capability to show warmth or love to his young son and the women that cross his path, his performance as a bouncer come fist fighter for money is always believable though completely unsympathetic. You wish him to succeed though you find it hard to like him so often does his character disappoint, seemingly incapable of love and sensitivity, his straight forward requests for sex come out as comic rather than charming, but his open down-to-earth approach and honesty, often gets him what he desires. Meeting Cotillard he is met and challenged by a very strong woman, damaged she needs to find herself again, he could possibly help, at least initially physically rather than emotionally. As their characters interact throughout the film I was unsure as too who would change who, fascinating highly watchable characters struggle to prevail against bad luck and to pull themselves out of the mire of despair and poverty, my kind of film. Again a remarkable film by a master film maker, completely at ease with breaking the conventions of traditional romance.


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