RUST AND BONE [De rouille et d'os]
Jacques Audiard's adaptation of hard-boiled novelist Craig Davidson's story collection features bravura performances by France's Oscar-winning Marion Cotillard and Belgium's Matthias Schoenaerts (BULLHEAD). Schoenaerts is a homeless single father and a hapless misfit in society; drifting from job to job, he finds success with bare-knuckle boxing, at ease with the brutal simplicity of fighting for money. Cotillard is a killer whale trainer whose professional risk-taking may be a manifestation of darker impulses. After a shocking accident, an unlikely relationship develops between the two. Official Selection, 2012 Cannes, Telluride, Toronto Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR/PROD Jacques Audiard; SCR Thomas Bidegain, from the story collection by Craig Davidson; PROD Martine Cassinelli, Pascal Caucheteux. France/Belgium, 2012, color, 120 min. In French with English subtitles. RATED R
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