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In this French-language film, an unlikely friendship/romance emerges between a down-on-his-luck bouncer (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a beautiful Orca trainer (Marion Cotillard) after the woman losses her legs in a tragic accident with a Killer Whale.

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language.

Why is Rust and Bone rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Rust and Bone is rated R for for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Several depictions of fighting, with some blood and detail shown.

- Brief explicit violence, with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Breasts, buttocks and genitalia nudity in non-sexual situations.

- Frequent portrayals of sexual activity, shown in some detail with breast and buttock nudity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Sexual references.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, mild cursing and vulgar expressions.

- Infrequent use of profanity and slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to drugs and/or alcohol use.

- Tobacco use.

Rust and Bone
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Sexual Content.
Manitoba 18A Violence, Sexual Content.
Ontario 18A Sexual Content, Subtitled, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Eroticism.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 18A