Two days, one night

Two days, one night

DVD - 2015 | French
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Academy Award®-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) is Sandra, a married woman with two children who plans to return to her factory job after a breakdown. However she's told that she is to be made redundant, while her co-workers will receive a bonus. In order to help her, Sandra's best friend at work has convinced their boss to hold a vote - do the workers want to save Sandra's job, or keep their bonus? It is Friday and the vote will be held on Monday - Sandra has the weekend to persuade her workmates to keep her employed, or to sacrifice their bonus they need to make ends meet. Written and directed by two-time Palme d'Or-winning filmmakers, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and with a commanding performance by Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night is an emotionally resonant drama.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Les Films du Fleuve, 2015.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: 2 days, 1 night


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Apr 27, 2018

This is an interesting movie that shows different dynamics in the workplace situation implicating one worker in a verge of using her job, unless she makes an attempt to reach for compassion, sensitivity and humility to reach others workers. Very human emotions shown by the prime actor and the close support of his husband. Worth to watch how it will end up.

Jul 29, 2017

Good Movie. Excellent Performance by Marion.

Jul 23, 2017

The latest in a bunch of the brothers films I've seen recently; I hope they will make more. This one had me thinking about why their approach makes their films absorbing. The answer might have to do with constrast. In their films we don't necessarily sympathize or identify with the main character. When one does sympathize with a main character, the focus becomes the question of how they deal with threat. In these films, both the protagonist and the forces to be dealt with are somewhat ambivalent. It is the evolution of understanding wrought by the struggle internally and externally that is the gift of these films. 'It is the living example of a man or woman giving all they have to making love a reality that moves our hearts to follow' (Eknath Easwaran).

Jun 03, 2017

Marion Cotillard delivers a fantastic performance in this delicate character study (directed by the Dardenne brothers in their naturalistic style full of long takes) about the burden of depression and a woman's need to find her strength back through an anguishing situation.

Jun 03, 2017

As with their previous films, the brothers Dardenne cast a discerning gaze on working-class lives, without preachiness or sentimentality.

May 06, 2017

This is pretty much just Marion Cotillard having the same conversation with 12 different people interspersed with her gulping down bottles of water and crying.

Feb 13, 2017

This came to me very highly recommended, and I was a bit disappointed; the ending was semi-bitter, rather than sweet and happy. The main character is a bit of a moral disgrace, and one has difficulty sympathizing with her. Nevertheless, most of the major characters are complex, and the major relationships change too, so, it stays interesting, and the pace doesn't get too slow.

Dec 10, 2016

While the theme of this film is worthy - factory workers being asked to forgo a substantial bonus to keep a fellow worker employed - I found the execution to be somewhat slow, repetitive and contrived. The lead actor's performance (Marion Cotillard) is strong and convincing but the plot and the range of reactions from her workmates are fairly predictable and it doesn't make for gripping viewing. The film has won heaps of awards but I think it's ideology rather than cinematic excellence that has swayed the judges.

Nov 08, 2016

If you are passionate..this will mean something . All of us have a part in this movie.

May 13, 2016

This movie is terrific and yet excruciating to sit through. The performance and pacing are so deliberate - realistic - that it feels like it's going to take 2 days and 1 night to get to The End. Thoughtful, well done, somewhat maddening.

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