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Rust and Bone

by Daniel Scheffler
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Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
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"Rust and Bone" is a love story that swirls from two worlds burst asunder. A French-Belgian co-production that was first released at the Cannes film festival last year, it has since made its rounds across the pond at movie theatres and private showings in the US.

Marion Cotillard (nominated for a Golden Globe for the role this year) is an orca trainer named St├ęphanie and although tragedy lays into her, manages to find love in a former boxer Ali (played by Matthias Schoenaerts). The film transcends race, preconceived ideas, terror and also pain. With true gumption it triumphs as a love story that inspirits a belief that love is still procurable, and more than vigorously endorses this thing we call life.

And more than vigorously endorses this thing we call life.

The special features on the Blu-Ray disc include commentary from Grand Prix Cannes Film Festival winner, screenwriter and film director Jacques Audiard and co-writer Thomas Bidegain. There is also a fascinating short film "Making Rust and Bone" by Antonin Peretjatko, a VFX breakdown by Mikros and the usual Red Carpet showdown from the coveted Toronto International Film Festival. The "making of" and the short film manage to find the pearls in all the grit of the two lead characters’ lives and becomes a perfect chaperone for an excellent film.

But then again Marion Cotillard, with a burgeoning American film career sans French accent, can seemingly do no wrong in her film choices and creation of character.

"Rust and Bone"
Blu-ray
$24.99
http://www.sonyclassics.com/rustandbone/

Based between New York and Cape Town, Daniel Scheffler writes about socio political and travel matters and is working on a memoir. Follow him on Twitter @danielscheffler.

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