A French-Belgian film co-written, co-produced & directed by Jacques Audiard based on Craig Davidson's short story collection of the same name. Following the plot that originates in Davidson's written version of the story, this drama mystery film profiles an unemployed 25-year-old man who falls in love with a killer whale trainer (played by Marion Cotillard). The bond between the two only deepens after the woman is involved in a tragic accident. Acting as Cotillard's character's love interest is Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, who plays the male lead of Ali.
Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.