Rent Rust and Bone (2012)

3.6 of 5 from 421 ratings
1h 58min
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Synopsis:
Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) dreams of becoming a professional boxer. When he is suddenly put in charge of his five year old son, he moves in with his sister for support. Whilst working as a nightclub bouncer, he meets the beautiful and confident killer whale trainer, Stephanie (Marion Cotillard). He gives her his number, not expecting that she will ever call. After being the victim of a tragic accident, Stephanie surprisingly turns to Ali for support. These lost souls discover new meaning in life together when Ali enters the dangerous world of underground boxing.
Actors:
, , Armand Verdure, , , , , , , Fred Menut, Duncan Versteegh, Katia Chaperon, Catherine Fa, Andès Lopez Jabois, Océane Cartia, , Irina Coito, David Billaud, Fabien L'Allain,
Directors:
Producers:
Jacques Audiard, Martine Cassinelli, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat
Writers:
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
Aka:
De rouille et d'os
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Top 100 Films, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2013
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of Rust and Bone
  • The Special Effects of Rust and Bone
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Arnaud Calistri
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2013
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of Rust and Bone
  • The Special Effects of Rust and Bone Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Arnaud Calistri

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Reviews (5) of Rust and Bone

Compelling viewing - Rust and Bone review by PT

Spoiler Alert
05/06/2017

Ali a wanna be fighter is not a nice man, who views everybody who gets close to him as a pain, including his lovely little boy.

He meets Stephanie (Cotillard) in a nightclub where he breaks up a fight involving her through his role as a bouncer. Helping her home he leaves her his number, obviously attracted to her.

In the meantime Stephanie has an accident in work (she works at a Seaworld as a trainer of Killer whales), resulting in her having both her legs amputated below the knees. It is some months later that she contacts Ali and a relationship of sorts ensues. Ali does help her but he has no real feelings for her emotions and just offers sex when she wants it.

I think Marion Cottilard is one of the greatest actors alive today and seeing her cope with the tragedy, from total despair to slowly adjusting is a phenomenal performance from this huge talent.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Still gives me shivers - Rust and Bone review by BS

Spoiler Alert
08/10/2014

From the outset it is powerful, enthralling, deeply moving and impossibly French.

As a father of a young son myself, the complex, evolving, well considered relationship between the two male leads moved me to tears. To top it all, it was beautifully staged and shot. Awesome.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Hugely disappointing - Rust and Bone review by AW

Spoiler Alert
26/06/2016

We found this hugely disappointing. Starting with .... It's in French ..... Please, please Cinema Paradiso, make this clear before you despatch movies.

We may not have given the movie long enough to be fair, but 20 mins in decided we'd rather jack it in than spend an evening with this.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Rust and Bone (aka De rouille et d'os) review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Rust and Bone is a French language film starring Marion Cotillard that was nominated for the Palme D’or at last year’s Cannes film festival, as well as a host of other awards in the more recent BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.

The film tells the story of Ali, a twenty-something father given full guardianship of his young son; moving with his son from Belgium to live with his sister and her family Ali struggles to hold down a job and dreams of being a kick boxer. During a temporary job as a bouncer at a nightclub he meets Stephanie, a woman who works at a sea life centre training killer whales. Shortly after their meeting Stephanie is involved in an accident whilst at work and wakes at hospital to discover her legs have been amputated, whilst Ali is finally given the chance to live out his dream in the kick boxing ring.

As ever however, things are not smooth sailing from this point on and although Stephanie’s friendship with Ali allows her to reach out from the darkness of her depression (eventually acquiring prosthetic legs and learning to walk again) Ali continues to seem afraid and distanced from the emotions that are growing between them.

Rust and Bone is another brilliant example of the sheer talent and gravitas that is Marion Cotillard, her role as Stephanie allows her to explore a vast range of personal identities as well as the tumultuous climates of love and depression. Prior to her accident Cotillard fills the screen with her sexuality, confidence and grace without a hint of the lewd or melodramatic overtones of many of her Hollywood counterparts; whilst after her accident, which is quite graphically detailed on screen, the sense of her loss of identity is almost palpable, her emotional pain epitomised by the absence of her legs.

Unfortunately for Cotillard Rust and Bone is simply one in what has been a long line of movies exploring the relationships between the disabled and non-disabled, though one at least takes comfort in the way in which director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) refuses to succumb to the traditional sugary sweet veneer that glazed earlier movies like Forrest Gump. Ultimately however Rust and Bone is not really anything new, emotional, captivating, brilliant, Yes, butt original? No.

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