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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Marion Cotillard
Matthias Schoenaerts
Armand Verdure
Directors
Jacques Audiard
Screenwriters
Jacques Audiard
Thomas Bidegain
Running Time
120 minutes

Rust And Bone
The strife aquatic


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Plot
Ali (Schoenaerts), a drifter in his twenties, takes his young son to the south of France to shack up in his sister’s garage. Scoring a job as a bouncer, he has a chance encounter with a killer-whale trainer (Cotillard) that will affect them both.


Verdict
Another triumph from Audiard and a Cotillard masterclass, this bruising, tender melodrama lingers long in the memory.


Reviewed by Phil de Semlyen

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