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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


Marion Cotillard

Matthias Schoenaerts

Armand Verdure




French Cinema Best of BAFTA Festival Winners & Nominees Cannes Film Festival selects Cannes Film Festival Festival Favourites


15 Contains strong language, sex and violence





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