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World Cinema

Rust & Bone

(De Rouille et d'Os)

Year 2012
Runtime 120 mins
Language French
Subtitles French language with English subtitles
Alberta Premiere


How can you help someone else when you can barely help yourself? Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) plays Stephanie, a beautiful, self-assured woman trains killer whales at Marineland. Stephanie meets Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts, Bullhead) during a nightclub brawl; he drives her home and leaves her his phone number.

When a performance by one of Stephanie's whales ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings the two together. With his own emotional scars to match her physical ones, Ali agrees to help her, with no compassion or pity. Gradually, their relationship builds. Directed with simmering intensity by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, The Beat That My Heart Skipped), Rust and Bone electrified Cannes this spring with the chemistry between Cotillard and Schoenaerts.



Belgium France
Cannes 2012, Telluride Film Festival 2012, Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Jacques Audiard
Jacques Audiard, Martine Cassinelli, Pascal Caucheteux
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
Stephane Fontaine
Juliette Welfling
Alexandre Desplat
Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts