#REVIEW: “RUST AND BONE” DVD
After debuting prolifically last year to raves at the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, Rust and Bone surfaces on Home Video. The French-Belgian Drama is hot on the success of much recognition this Awards Season at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Rust and Bone centers around a young Man named Alain (Matthias Schoenaerts), a jobless Single Father with a passion for Kickboxing, who struggles to make ends meet and be present as a Father for his young Boy, Sam (Armand Verdure). One night at a Night Club, he meets Killer Shark Trainer Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard) who engages in a brawl, all bloodied. The two for a special bond although tragically, she suffers a horrific accident at work which results in her legs being amputated. Alain continues meeting others casually, complicating his relationship with Stéphanie further. As Alain delves seriously into his passion for Kickboxing, his goals for success are further derailed by yet another misfortune involving Sam, making him re-evaluate his priorities in life and love.
Nothing can be taken away here from Cotillard‘s magnificent performance once again in this subtle Film from Director/Writer Jacques Audiard. She says so little, but expresses so much in her pensiveness completely committed whether it be evoking a nosebleed to navigating Prosthetics. Alain‘s transition from a Party Guy to a Father and a Man happens seamlessly and Schoenaerts, who soon will be introduced to North Americans with a bevvy of releases to come, really giving it his all physically and emotionally. Those expecting a big Climax will leave disappointed with Audiard trading Drama for Realism, letting the Story unfold on its own as it does in life. Rust and Bone is about beauty being born out of Tragedy, told with a Masculine edge.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Rust and Bone in DVD/Blu-ray on March 19, 2013. Order it here.