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Rust and Bone 2012
R

  • Jacques Audiard
  • November 23, 2012
  • 123 mins
  • French
  • Drama, Romance
Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

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This movie was hard because I have no patience for people who are wilfully irresponsible so Schoenaerts' character's eventual redemption was just fundamentally unearned. There's no denying the performances aren't powerful, especially Cotillard's, and I understand it is their respective traumas that bind the two together in the end but I feel like it makes Cotillard's otherwise intelligent and capable character seem almost pathetic for taking him back. Nevertheless a strong film.

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Love this film.. Its suppose to be flawed like the characters themselves.. Not as pretentious as the reviewer below me... Blegh..

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