Rust and Bone


Review: Alain is put in charge of his 5 year old son. He leaves Belgium for Antibes and goes to live with his sister and her husband. Once he is in Antibes he meets Stephanie who is a killer whale trainer. She suffers a horrific accident and their love grows deeper.
Director: Jacques Audiard
Actors: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure
Year: 2012
Genre: Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 4/5
The original title for this film is De rouille et d’os. A very good balanced film with a very unique love story. All the characters are completely believable and totally convincing. Fantastic performances from all three actors and also Jacques Audiard has done a very effective job directing this film with such a sensitive subject matter. Without the three lead actors the film wouldn’t be half as good. I loved the soundtrack to this with music from the likes of Bon Iver to Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ which worked very well in the film. I also think that Matthias Schoenaerts is a fantastic actor and has worked on other films such as Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). I think he is such a diverse actor. On Marion Cotillard’s first day she was required to watch whales perform for a crowd. For Matthias Schoenaerts to prepare for this role he had to spend 2 months boxing, doing MMA training on a daily basis, doing weightlifting and also had to eat junk food. For Marion Cotillard to prepare she took part in swimming lessons. The movie is based on two short stories ‘Rust and Bone’ and ‘Rocket Ride’ from the book ‘Rust and Bone’ by Canadian author Craig Davidson.


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