Rust and Bone (De Rouille et d’os) (2012)


“Rust and Bone” belongs to the  kind of movies that leaves you speechless…Realistic to the bone, with cruelty and humanity walking hand in hand, saying only what is needed, to the degree that is needed: The loss of what we take for granted, the shock we face when people around us think in an entirely different way than we do, how shortsightedness may lead to tragedies…An ocean of feelings.

My rating: 09/10

The Help

 It is hard for a person in another country to understand the impact of a social environment and events to the life of people living elsewhere. Even specific words and phrases may bear an entirely different meaning. Specifically, in a scene of the film, a philanthropic dance takes place, in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. The organizer of the dance, refers to ‘The Help‘, to denote the African-American maids working in the white households of the people participating to the dance.

It never ceases to surprise me how prejudice, ignorance and social infrastructure may dominate over reason, kindness and humanity. The film from director Tate Taylor and Kathryn Stockett who wrote the screenplay and the book it was based on is really amazing.

Acting and direction transfer the spectator in a place and time where kindness and cruelty, brightness and stupidity, hope and fear, go hand in hand.

This is a film you should NOT miss.

My rating: 10/10