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Directed by: Jacques Audiard 2012 | 120 min.

Section: EuroCinema Hawaii

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: France

Languages: French, with English subtitles

Genres: Drama, Romance


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Ali, a man of formidable size and strength, gets a job as a bouncer in a nightclub. He comes to the aid of Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) during a nightclub brawl. Aloof and beautiful, Stephanie seems unattainable, but in his frank manner Ali leaves her his phone number anyway.

Stephanie trains orca whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. When Ali sees her next, Stephanie is confined to a wheel chair : she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions.

Ali’s direct, unpitying physicality becomes Stephanie’s lifeline, but Ali, too, is transformed by Stephanie’s tough resilience. And Stephanie comes alive again. As their stories intersect and diverge, they navigate a world where strength, beauty, youth and blood are commodities— but where trust, truth, loyalty and love cannot be bought and sold, and courage comes in many forms.


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Cast & Crew

Director Jacques Audiard
Screenwriter Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Craig Davidson, Stephane Fontaine
Producer Jacques Audiard, Martine Cassinelli, Pascal Caucheteux
Cast Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Celine Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michel Correia
Cinematographer Stephane Fontaine
Editor Juliette Welfling
Music Composer Alexandre Desplat

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