Rust and Bone

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Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) delivers a riveting, powerhouse performance in Rust and Bone, one that rivals anything she has done before. She plays St├ęphanie, a free-spirited whale trainer at a marineland on the French Riviera, who suffers a devastating injury. Macho Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts, Bullhead), sullen, impulsive and broke, has just been given custody of his five-year-old son and is struggling to care for him. He finds work as a bouncer and extreme fighter, and meets St├ęphanie when he protects her in a fight at the club where he works. Later, after her accident, she calls him for help, and they begin an unlikely romance. Both are struggling to overcome injuries and rebuild their lives, and their relationship reaches the extremes of physical and emotional intensity. Mesmerizing and unforgettable, Rust and Bone is masterful examination of love and physicality, directed by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). (Dir. by Jacques Audiard, 2012, France/Belgium, in French with subtitles, 120 mins., Rated R, Sony Pictures Classics) Digital