Rust And Bone
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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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. Stephanie trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night brings them together again. 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.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Celine Sallette, Corinne Masiero


Screenplay: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Original von / by: Craig Davidson

Director of Photography: Stéphane Fontaine

Film Editor: Juliette Welfling

Composer: Alexandre Desplat

Production Designer: Michel Barthélémy

Costume Design: Virginie Montel

Sound: Brigitte Taillandier

Producer: Jacques Audiard

Co-Producer: Martine Cassinelli, Pascal Caucheteux

Director: Jacques Audiard