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First Look At Marion Cotillard In Jacques Audiard's 'Rust & Bone' Plus Official Synopsis Revealed

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 1, 2012 1:38 PM
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Marion Cotillard Rust And Bone

While the official Cannes Film Festival lineup won't be revealed until April 19th, Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone" -- slated for a May 17th release in France, one day after the fest opens -- is pretty much considered a lock. Regardless, with the movie now just over a month away from release, we're going to be seeing a lot more, and to kick things off is the first official still from the film.

Our friends over at Cinemateaser have the first image of Marion Cotillard in the film. Based on the short story collection by Craig Davidson, not much was known about the actual plot and whether it would focus on one single story or thread a few together, but the official synopsis has also been unveiled, and as expected, the storyline involving a maimed marine park worker played by Cotillard will form the central narrative. Here's what it's all about (apologies for the rough Google translation): 

It starts in the north. Ali ends up with Sam, age 5, on the arms. His son, he barely knows. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali finds refuge with her sister in Antibes. There is much better that she's hosting in the garage of his house, she takes care of the little and it's nice. Following a fight in a nightclub, his fate crosses that of Stephanie. He brings her back to her and leaves her phone. He is poor and she is beautiful and confident. She is a princess. All the objects. Stephanie is a trainer of killer whales at Marineland. It will take the show turns into a nightmare for a phone call in the night's meet again When Ali is found, the princess is packed in a wheelchair: she lost her legs and a lot of illusions. He will simply help, without compassion, without mercy. She will revive.

"Bullhead" star Matthias Schoenaerts co-stars with Alexandre Desplat providing the score. We're guessing a trailer is right around the corner to give us a better look at what is on the way.

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  • Lucy | April 2, 2012 9:36 PMReply

    Thanks Brou! I look forward to this Marion never disappoints.

  • jingmei | April 2, 2012 2:36 AMReply

    Good to watch her naked face.

  • Billie | April 1, 2012 8:23 PMReply

    I promise I'm not too stupid but I don't understand that synopsis AT ALL. Someone break it down for me?

  • brou | April 2, 2012 4:09 AM

    My attempt at another translation :
    "This story begins in the North. Ali ends up with Sam, 5 years old. He's his son, and he barely knows him. Homeless, penniless, friendless, Ali finds shelter by his sister's home in Antibes, Southern France. There the life feels better : she puts them up in her garage, she takes care of the kid and the weather is beautiful. After a fight in a nightclub, Ali's fate crosses Stéphanie's. He brings her back home and leaves her his phone number. He's poor ; she's beautiful and confident. She's a princess : they're divided on everything. Stéphanie trains killer whales at the Marineland theme park. The show will have to take a dramatic turn so that a nightly phone call brings them back again. When Ali finds her, the princess is in a wheelchair : she lost her legs a lot of illusions. He'll help her simply, without compassion, without pity. And bring her back to life."

  • leigh | April 1, 2012 6:31 PMReply

    Possible Cannes Best Actress win for Cotillard?

  • Pike | April 1, 2012 2:14 PMReply

    After ''Un Prophète'', I'll watch anything by Audiard.
    After ''Bullhead'' I'll watch anything with Schoenaerts.
    And Marion Cotillard is alluring indeed, I must however still see ''La Vie en Rose''.
    In any case I can't wait for this!

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