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3.5
2,698 Ratings

Rust and Bone

De rouille et d'os

Directed by Jacques Audiard
France, Belgium, 2012
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Ali is seeking a home for himself and his young son Sam when he meets Stephanie, who trains killer whales in an aqua park. Their lives are dramatically fused together after a horrific work accident. Adapted from Craig Davidson’s short stories, it stars Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts.

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Rust and Bone Directed by Jacques Audiard
Audiard said that as he approached this material, he realized that neither character was the protagonist: “The protagonist of the story is the love story. The love story is the hero.” He is so successful at bringing that across that Rust and Bone has one of the most meaningful – if not the most meaningful (off the top of my head I can’t think of another one) – “I love you”s in any movie I have ever seen. When I saw it in the theatre, and heard those words, I actually burst into tears.
August 31, 2016
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In [Audiard’s] latest, the director infuses a mockable melodrama with pungent physicality and demonstrates the restorative properties of sex and violence for a couple drawn to each other by mutual need.
November 21, 2012
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Larded with so many silly setups, Rust and Bone is populated with characters who can never break out of molds; they exist only to push the unwieldy story along.
November 21, 2012
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