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Rust & Bone - © Roger Arpajou Why Not Productions

Rust & Bone

A Feature film by Jacques Audiard

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 17/05/2012

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Production and distribution (6)

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Why Not Productions

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It begins in the north of France.

Ali suddenly finds himself in charge of Sam, his 5-year-old son who he barely knows. Broke and without friends, he seeks shelter at his sister’s place in Antibes. Even though she and her husband don't have much money, they make a room for Ali and his boy in their garage and take care of Sam.

Ali finds work as a bouncer at a local nightclub. After breaking up a fight one evening, he meets Stephanie, a beautiful, self-confident woman. They spend the night together. The next day he leaves her his number. But she is a princess and he is a poor fellow.

Stephanie is a killer whale trainer at the local Marineland. After a terrible accident one day, Ali gets an unexpected phone call from Stephanie.

When he sees her again she is in a wheelchair. She has lost both her legs and her dreams.

Without pity, without compassion, Ali will simply help her live again...

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Rust & Bone



Rust & Bone

Trailer (English subtitles)

Photos (19)

Full credits (21)

Second unit director :

Serge Onteniente

Assistant directors :

Euric Allaire, Aurélien Fauchet

Producer :

Pascal Caucheteux

Screenwriters :

Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain

Director of Photography :

Stéphane Fontaine

Sound Assistant :

Dominique Eyraud

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Continuity supervisor :

Nathalie Vierny

Music Composer :

Alexandre Desplat

Casting :

Richard Rousseau

Sound Mixer :

Jean-Paul Hurier

Executive Producer :

Pascal Caucheteux

Author of original work :

Craig Davidson

Line Producers :

Martine Cassinelli, Antonin Dedet

Foreign producers :

Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Sound recordist :

Brigitte Taillandier

Assistant Operators :

Carole Gargam, Chloé Blondeau

Editor :

Juliette Welfling

Production Designer :

Michel Barthélémy

Foley artist :

Philippe Penot

Costume designer :

Virginie Montel

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Feature film

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France, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Belgium)

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1 h 55 min

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Dolby SRD

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Posters (6)


News (37)

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Festival Selections (27)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2013

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2013)

Selection (9)

Best Cinematography : Stéphane Fontaine

Best Editing : Juliette Welfling

Best Film

Best Screen Adaptation : Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain

Best Original Music : Alexandre Desplat

Best Sound : Jean-Paul Hurier, Brigitte Taillandier, Pascal Villard

Best Director : Jacques Audiard

Most Promising Actor : Matthias Schoenaerts

Best Actress : Marion Cotillard

Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival - 2012

Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2012)


International Competition Eurasia

AFI FEST - 2012

AFI FEST (United States, 2012)



Festival de Films Cinémania - 2012

Festival de Films Cinémania (Canada, 2012)


Official Selection

Tübingen | Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival - 2012

Tübingen | Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival (Germany, 2012)

Selection (3)

Distribution Aid Prize

Competition - Film Music

New Films

TIFF - 2012

TIFF (Canada, 2012)


Special presentations

Cannes International Film Festival - 2012

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2012)


Official Competition

Awards (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2013

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2013)

Awards (4)

César Award for Best Original Score : Alexandre Desplat

César Award for Most Promising Actor : Matthias Schoenaerts

César Award for Best Adapted Screenplay : Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain

César Award for Best Editing : Juliette Welfling

Lumiere Awards - 2013

Lumiere Awards (France, 2013)

Awards (2)

Meilleur scénario : Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain

Meilleur réalisateur : Jacques Audiard

BFI London Film Festival - 2012

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2012)


Award for Best Film

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Presskit (2)