Trivia - Blood Ties (2013)
User Score
6.5

Based on 14 138 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0

Blood Ties (2013)

Country: France, USA

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Taglines: Crime runs in the family.

Director: Guillaume Canet

Writers: Guillaume Canet, James Gray, Jacques Maillot, Pierre Chosson, ...

Stars: Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, ...

New York, 1974. Fifty-year-old Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Reluctantly waiting for him outside the gates is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon (James Caan), who raised them alone, seems to favor Chris despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind, and Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance - he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica (Marion Cotillard). But Chris' inevitable descent back into a life of crime proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother's latest transgressions, Frank banishes him from his life. But it's already too late, as the brothers' destiny is bound together, forever.
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet's wife) in De rouille et d'os (2012). Canet told that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Matthias and Guillaume h
Mark Wahlberg was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Guillaume Canet's English-language directorial debut.
James Gray helped Guillaume Canet to translate the dialogue from french to fluent New Yorkese.
English-language adaptation of Jacques Maillot's french thriller Les liens du sang (2008) that was starred by Guillaume Canet, the director of Blood Ties.
English-language adaptation of Jacques Maillot's french thriller Rivals (2008), which starred Guillaume Canet, the director of Blood Ties.
This is the third film in which Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup starred together, the previous were Big Fish (2003) and Public Enemies (2009).
Alfonso Cuaron convinced Clive Owen to read the film's script. Cuaron is thanked in the credits.
Mila Kunis had to put on some weight for her role.
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet's wife) in Rust and Bone (2012). Canet has said that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Schoenaerts and Canet met
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet's wife) in Rust and Bone (2012). Canet has said that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Schoenaerts and Canet had
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet's partner) in Rust and Bone (2012). Canet has said that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Schoenaerts and Canet
Matthias Schoenaerts was cast after starring opposite Marion Cotillard (director Guillaume Canet's partner) in Rust and Bone (2012). Canet has said that he chose Schoenaerts after hearing Cotillard praising his acting several times. Schoenaerts and Canet had met up briefly on the set of "Rust and Bone", when Canet went to visit Cotillard