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Pictured: Marion Cotillard & Freida Pinto
The glitz & glamour continued on the red carpet during the second day of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Last night’s premiere was the French film “Rust and Bone” (a.k.a. “De rouille et d’os”), which will probably go into extremely limited release here in the US, assuming it has some critical success at the festival. The film, which is in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or, stars Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts.
For those interested, here’s some plot action:
Alain van Versch (Matthias Schoenarts) is 25 years old and lives in the North. He has no money and has never had any. When you’re young and alone, money is not a problem. It becomes one when the girl with whom you have had a child places it in your hands. Now, obviously, Ali has a problem: his name is Sam, and he’s five years old. Running on and running out of ideas Ali calls his sister who lives in Antibes in the south. This is where the father and the child who don’t know each other will find shelter for the winter, in the basement of a house. Ali agrees with the song: misery is less painful in the sun. He does odd jobs: night watchman, bouncer … And it is in a nightclub, le Fever, that he meets Stéphanie (Marion Cotiilard). She is 28 years old, she is blonde, she’s beautiful. It is a princess with an incredible occupation: orca trainer at the Aquatic Park in Antibes. Ali accompanies her home and leaves her his number, but nothing is possible between them. A princess does not go out with a guy like Ali. It takes the orca presentation show to turn into drama and Stéphanie to lose both her legs before a phone call in the middle of the night connects them again. When Ali finds Stéphanie, packed in a wheelchair, alone in her new special needs apartment, he understands what a princess is who has lost her legs. A Princess fallen from above. Between them will grow a relationship that is special, carnal and codified. And when Ali participates in illegal fights to save her life, she will become his manager. [Source]
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