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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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Jacques Audiard

Writers:

Jacques Audiard (screenplay), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Cotillard ... Stéphanie
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Alain van Versch
Armand Verdure Armand Verdure ... Sam
Céline Sallette ... Louise
Corinne Masiero Corinne Masiero ... Anna
Bouli Lanners ... Martial
Jean-Michel Correia Jean-Michel Correia ... Richard
Yannick Choirat Yannick Choirat ... Simon
Mourad Frarema Mourad Frarema ... Foued
Fred Menut Fred Menut ... Le patron d'ELP Sécurité
Duncan Versteegh Duncan Versteegh ... Soigneur d'orques
Katia Chaperon Katia Chaperon ... Soigneuse d'orques
Catherine Fa Catherine Fa ... Soigneuse d'orques
Andès Lopez Jabois Andès Lopez Jabois ... Soigneur d'orques
Océane Cartia Océane Cartia ... La baby-sitter
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Storyline

Lonely and destitute, Alain leaves the north of France for his sister's house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When he lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things quickly start to look up for the itinerant father and son. Then one night, after breaking up a fight in the club, he meets the radiant Stephanie, and slips her his number after dropping her off safely at home. Though her position on the high end of the social spectrum makes romance an unlikely prospect for the pair, a tragic accident at Marineland robs her of her legs, and finds her reaching out in desperation to him. Her spirit broken by the same tragedy that took her legs, she gradually finds the courage to go on living trough transcendent moments spent with him -- a man with precious little pity, but an enormous love of life.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

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

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.178 (2012) See more »

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Love Shack
Written by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson
Performed by The B-52's
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Marion's soul
10 January 2013 | by alanmoorewood-mrSee all my reviews

Marion Cotillard in "Rust And Bone" gave my favorite performance in a long, long time. She is astonishing. Her performance here touched a personal cord with me and reminded me of actresses who've been able to transform me. Yes, that's exactly what she's done, transform me. She was able to awaken my sense of compassion and admiration. Simone Signnoret in "Room At The Top", Annie Girardot in "Rocco And His Brothers" Samantha Eggar in "The Collector", Charlotte Rampling in "The Night Porter" Those performances by those actresses not only instructed me as a man but inspired me. Now Marion Cotillard has done it again for me and I'm very grateful. As a bizarre note, she has been ignored by the Oscars, how is that possible?


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Country:

France | Belgium | Singapore

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 May 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,154, 25 November 2012

Gross USA:

$2,062,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,807,712
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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