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Rust and Bone 2012 15

France-Belgium Director. Jacques Audiard

Based on a set of stories by Canadian writer Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone is about an unlikely relationship taking root under extreme conditions. Ali is an impoverished muscleman seeking a home for himself and his five-year-old son Sam. Working as a bouncer in a Côte d’Azur nightclub, he encounters Stephanie, who trains killer whales in the local aqua park.

Their two lives are dramatically fused together after a horrific work accident, which leaves Stephanie mutilated and forced to reinvent her life.

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Directed by

Jacques Audiard

Featuring

Matthias Schoenaerts

Marion Cotillard

Armand Verdure

Genres

Drama

Collection

Cannes Film Festival French Cinema In Competition Cannes Film Festival selects Festival Favourites

Certificate

15 Contains strong language, sex and violence

Released

2012

Country

France-Belgium

Production company

StudioCanal

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