Rust and Bone

A tour de force
-A.O. Scott, The NY Times
Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar...is so possessed of talent, allure and exquisite grace that you follow her anywhere
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Unvarnished, forthright performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts.
-Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
Un coup de coeur. Du grand art
-Normand Provencher, Le Soleil
Une oeuvre incandescente et magnifique, digne des plus hautes distinctions
-Marc-André Lussier, La Presse
Intense, délicat et poignant
-Cédric Bélanger

Synopsis

It all begins in the North of France. Ali suddenly finds himself with a five year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister in Antibes. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious. Ali first runs into Stephanie during a night club brawl. He drives her home and leaves her his phone number. He is poor, she is beautiful and self-assured, a princess: his complete opposite. Stephanie trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. When Ali sees her next, his princess is confined to a wheel chair: she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions. He simply helps her, with no compassion or pity. And she comes alive again.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, December 21, 2012
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 120 min.
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
Matthias Schoenaerts
Marion Cotillard
DIRECTED BY
Jacques Audiard

PHOTOS

Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts). Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Stephanie (Marion Cotillard). Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) and Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts). Photo by Jean-Baptiste Modino, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Stephanie (Marion Cotillard). Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Marion Cotillard as Stephanie. (Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Left to Right: Director Jacques Audiard and Marion Cotillard. (Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Matthias Schoenaerts as Ali. (Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Left to Right: Mattias Schoenaerts and director Jacques Audiard. (Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Marion Cotillard as Stephanie. Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts). Photo by Roger Arpajou ©/Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Marion Cotillard as Stephanie and Matthias Schoenaerts as Ali. (Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Left to Right Sam (Armand Verdure) and Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts).Photo by Roger Arpajou ©/Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts). Photo by Jean-Baptiste Modino, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Marion Cotillard as Stephanie. (Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Left to Right: Marion Cotillard (Stephanie) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Ali). Photo by Jean-Baptiste Modino, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Marion Cotillard (Stephanie). Photo by © Roger Arpajou / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics