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Rust & Bone (De Rouille et d'Os) trailer

RustandBone.jpgJacques Audiard, the writer and director of The Beat That My Heart Skipped and The Prophet has just released a trailer for his next film Rust & Bone (De Rouille et d'Os) which he directed, co-wrote with Thomas Bidegain from a story from Craig Davidson...that's the film, not just the trailer.

The trailer looks very intriguing and suggests quite the emotional roller coaster. What's more it stars Marion Cotillard, and by now that should be enough to draw your eyes over to the trailer.

The blurb for Rust & Bone is rather expansive but it doesn't give away anything that the trailer doesn't.

Ali suddenly finds himself in charge of Sam, his 5 years old son that he barely knows. Penniless and without friends, he leaves the north of France to seek shelter at his sister's in Antibes. Even though she and her husband do not have much money, they make a room for them in their garage and take care of Sam.

Ali finds work as a bouncer at a local nightclub. After diffusing a fight one evening, he meets Stephanie a beautiful, self-confident woman. He takes her home and 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 crammed into a wheelchair. She has lost both her legs and her dreams.

Ali will share genuine moments with her, without pity, and help her to live again.

I wonder though have we seen this kind of film before? An emotional drama about someone whose life is turned around as they are confined to a wheelchair and about the struggle with themselves, the chair, and the person or people around them, but does the strong female angle offer something different?

Here's the trailer through TrailerAddict so you can decide for yourself:




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And not to forget Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts

Ooh, apologies, I had written him in the original draft of the article, I've no idea why I took him out. Well noticed Nancy.

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