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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


    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

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    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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    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Posters (6)


    News (38)

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    Selections (29)

    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)



    CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival - 2012

    CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival (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

    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 réalisateur : Jacques Audiard

    Meilleur scénario : Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain

    BFI London Film Festival - 2012

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2012)


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