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Rust and Bone

2012, 118 minutes, France, Rated R

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Location

O Cinema Miami Shores
9806 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL
(786) 565-FILM

Details

General Admission $10.50, Student/ Senior $9.00, Members $7.50. General admission tickets available online and at the door. Student and Senior tickets only available at the door. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Synopsis

In Craig Davidson’s gripping short story collection Rust and Bone, individual lives and destinies are blown out of proportion, intensified by drama and accident.

A struggling single father helps a beautiful whale trainer recover her will to live following a terrible accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair. Lonely and destitute, Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) leaves the north of France for his sister’s house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When Ali lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things quickly start to look up for the itinerant father and son. Then one night, after breaking up a fight in the club, Ali meets the radiant Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), and slips her his number after dropping her off safely at home. Though Stephanie’s position on the high end of the social spectrum makes romance an unlikely prospect for the pair, a tragic accident at Marineland robs her of her legs, and finds her reaching out in desperation to Ali. Her spirit broken by the same tragedy that took her legs, Stephanie gradually finds the courage to go on living trough transcendent moments spent with Ali — a man with precious little pity, but an enormous love of life.

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Genre

Drama Film Foreign Language Mystery Romance

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Reviews

“Romantic but pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, “Rust and Bone” is a powerhouse.” – Los Angeles Times

“Rust and Bone is a strong, emotionally replete experience, and also a tour de force of directorial button pushing.” – New York Times

“Audiard isn’t afraid to be a little sentimental, and that’s what distinguishes Rust and Bone from so many other contemporary dramas or romances.” - NPR

 

“As an orca trainer who loses her legs, Cotillard is astonishing, as is Schoenaerts as a boxer who helps restore her sexual identity. Audiard’s hypnotic film means to shake you, and does.” - Rolling Stone Magazine

“A tender yet heavily de-romanticized love story between a boxer with broken hands and an orca trainer with missing legs, Rust and Bone serves as an impressive if somewhat overblown exercise in contrasts.” – Variety