Rust and Bone 2012 Subtitles

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Ali is a homeless man who dreams to be a professional boxer. When he is suddenly put in charge of his five year old son, he takes refuge with his sister in her beachside town. While at his new job as a nightclub bouncer, he meets Stephanie, a beautiful and confident woman who trains killer whales at Marineland. He gives her his number not expecting that shell ever call.

Starring:
Marion Cotillard,Matthias Schoenaerts
Runtime:
2 hours, 2 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, International
Director Jacques Audiard
Starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts
Supporting actors Bouli Lanners
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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77 of 82 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 5 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD
This is a fiercely unsentimental film about `ordinary` people who occasionally behave in surprisingly extraordinary ways, to survive, to help others to cope, or merely to pay the rent.
A Belgian man named Alain (Matthias Schoenaerts, brilliant) and his small son Sam are on the road, escaping from - we`re never sure exactly what. They hole up with his sister and her husband in their poky apartment in Antibes, and he finds himself a dubious job, while earning some extra money bare-knuckle fighting. This is one tough homme, who rarely smiles, and is not always successful at being a capable father, though he tries to do his best. He is, however, highly successful with women...
Stephanie (Marion Cotillard, stunningly good) works at the local outdoor sealife centre, as a kind of ringmaster to a troupe of ostensibly tame killer whales, until there is a ghastly accident, from which she emerges horribly maimed.
Needless to say, the two people`s lives intersect, though not always in ways one might expect.
This is a beautifully directed, well-scripted film about how the least likely people can befriend each other and, ultimately, become more than simply fairweather friends. Cotillard - so remarkable as Piaf in La Vie En Rose a few years ago - is an actress who is what one might call endlessly watchable, with no excesses and no unnecessary posturing, giving a performance of deep integrity and truthfulness. She doesn`t overdo anything, and she has a soulful pair of eyes which appear always to be seeing that little bit further. Unlike another reviewer here, I found the CGI effects seamless, no distraction at all - in fact, I was wondering most of the time how on earth they managed to make it all look so real.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paulmar on 23 Dec. 2014
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I bought this film purely because I saw Marion Cotillard was present. Having seen her in 'La Vie en Rose' (biography of Edith Piaf) in which I thought she was outstanding.
At it's most basic, it's about the relationship about one of lifes' losers and a woman who has tragically lost her legs in a killer whale show. It's one of those films that gradually draws you in. It's gritty, real-life, and it has a couple of hard to watch excellent scenes that will leave you wondering why you are feeling those particular emotions. All the actors in it are outstanding.
I have watched it with 3 discerning friends and the comments were: "Excellent film." " I enjoyed that, but I don't know why!"
I am not really into 'happy endings for the sake of it" but enjoyed the ending in this.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 April 2013
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Marion Cotillard delivers a remarkable portrayal of Stephanie, who,
following an unimaginably awful accident in her job as a killer whale
trainer, seems to have little left that she might wish to live for until
a drifter, Ali (another riveting turn here from Matthias Schoenaerts) with
his small son in tow, helps to restore some sense of self-belief and hope
into her shattered existence. In truth the slow and tenuous evolution of
their relationship turns out to be an emotional salvation for them both.

Corinne Masiero as Ali's long-suffering sister Anna and little Armand Verdure
as his son Sam also deserve praise for the naturalness of their performances.
(Ali and Sam's scene on the frozen lake is almost unbearable to watch!)

Director Jacques Audiard doesn't just tell the tale well. He makes us feel it.

Highly Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 July 2014
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It may be grim oop north, but absent the heat it seems to be that way down south too. A boxer (Matthias Schoenaerts playing the unlikely named Ali - for Alain it transpires) turns up at his sisters in Antibes with his young son and tries to get started again, in the story that follows there is more bad luck than one could shake a stick at as he meets Marion Cotillard's character, gets involved in bare knuckle fighting, and the secret world of industrial spying. The ending may be a little sentimental for a British audience but the story pulls no punches until then.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laura T TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Mar. 2013
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This peculiar film centres on two characters who are damaged, both mentally and physically - Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), an orca trainer who has lost her lower legs after a horrific accident where an orca misread her signals and attacked her, and Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), an aspiring boxer who has taken on the care of his young son, Sam, after the end of his relationship with Sam's mother. After watching this film, I found out that it was based on two short stories from the Canadian writer Craig Davidson, and that the sex of one of the protagonists had been reversed by director Jacques Audiard, as he felt his previous films had been too male-dominated; this was somewhat of a lightbulb moment for me, as it seemed to explain much about both the strengths and weaknesses of this puzzling narrative. The opening scenes are strong, introducing the unsympathetic Ali, whom, it is swiftly established, seems to have a penchant for shirking his responsibilities, and setting Stephanie up as an engaging but flawed character, who also behaves irresponsibly when out drinking but is clearly in full command of herself as she directs orcas before the catastrophe. Inevitably, Stephanie and Ali become more closely involved after her accident, and observe each other - support may be too strong a word - as she struggles to adjust to her new life and her new legs, and he engages in illegal fights to make money and keep his hand in as a boxer.

The major problems with this film for me were structural, as there are some incredible set-pieces - two symbolically similar scenes, where Stephanie communes with the orca through glass and Ali undergoes a similar epiphany (avoiding spoilers) involving a frozen lake near the end of the film, are memorable and beautiful.
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