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DP/30: Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain On ‘Rust and Bone’

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Jacques Audiard’s newest film Rust and Bone is currently playing in theaters.  Audiard co-wrote the film with Thomas Bidegain (both of whom had collaborated on 2009’s terrific A Prophet.  The story centers on Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a man who has recently been put in charge of his young son, and Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a killer whale trainer.  Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband while looking for work.  Ali encounters Stephanie one night at a club, where he was working as a bouncer.  An incident results in Ali having to drive Stephanie home, where they talk briefly.  Stephanie suffers a horrible accident at work some time later, and, after being re-acquainted a few months later, their bond starts to grow deeper and deeper.  Audiard and Bidegain sat down with DP/30 last September during the Toronto Film Festival to discuss their work on the film.  It’s an excellent listen, and I hope you enjoy this video:

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