Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michel Correia
A romance drama written adapted for the screen from a story by Craig Davidson tells the story of a single parent Alain aka Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) a homeless street hustler who is he is suddenly handed custody of a 5 year-old son, Sam (Armand Verdure). He given them a chance he moves from his native Belgium to Antibes to live with his sister, Anna (Corinne Masiero). There he gets a job as a bouncer becomes romatically entwined with Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a double amputee who works at the local oceanarium. Steph has lost her legs in a terrible accident with a killer whale and is struggling to come to terms with her new life she finds Ali’s strength helpful. Under the wing of a local crook, Martial (Bouli Lanners), Ali starts fighting in illegal, bare-knuckle fights and the unbridled violence excites Stephanie. But before the two are lost in their animal behaviours gradually Ali finds his sensitive side. Good performances from the principles as the unlikeliest of lovers.