Tag Archives: Matthias Schoenaerts

ADIFF Review – Disorder

Soldier Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts) has returned from active service, but is struggling with hallucinations and paranoia. To earn some extra cash, he takes on a job as private security for a Lebanese man and his wife Jessie (Diane Kruger). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Bigger Splash

Marianne (Tilda Swinton) and her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) are hiding away from the former’s rock and roll lifestyle, after surgery on her throat has put her singing career on hold. Their peace is shattered by the arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), a former lover of Marianne’s, and his newfound adult daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). It is not long before history becomes the present as the four struggle to come to terms with their pasts and their futures. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Far From The Madding Crowd

In Victorian England, the headstrong and fiercely independent Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mullugan) attracts, and has to choose between three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak (Mattias Schoenaerts), William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) and Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge). Bathsheba’s decision is not an easy one for her to make, and has long lasting consequences. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Suite Francaise

In 1940, the small town of Boussy is, at first, unaffected by the conflict in Europe, but when Parisian exiles arrive in the town, along with German occupying forces, things rapidly change. Romance quickly blossoms between Lucile (Michelle Williams) and German soldier Bruno van Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), who is installed in the home Lucile shares with her mother-in-law Madame Angelier (Kristin Scott Thomas). When a French man is accused of murdering a German solider, however, the relationships between the people of the town begin to change. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Rust and Bone (De Rouille et D’os)

Based on a collection of short stories by Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone tells the story of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a couple who meet during a nightclub brawl. Ali drives Stephanie home and leaves his number in case she ever needs him. Some time later, she calls. Stephanie trained killer whales at a marine park in Antibes on the French Riviera, but has lost her legs due to an accident. The more these two people spend time together, the more they come alive through one another. Continue reading

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