NiceMatin.com reports that filming for Jacques Audiard’s new movie ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bone) starring Marion Cotillard started yesterday in Antibes. Marion herself wasn’t on the set but she arrived on the Côte d’Azur on Monday and spent Tuesday afternoon at the Antibes Marineland in rehearsals to be able to portray an orca trainer. She will return in November to film her scenes.
AlloCiné also has an official synopsis and it shows how some of the short stories of Craig Davidson‘s book have been converted into one storyline for the movie:
Ali is actually called Alain. Alain van Versch. He 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. 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.
037 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Rehearsals, Antibes, October 4