Two days, one night

Two days, one night

DVD - 2015 | French
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Sandra has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. So, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes, before time runs out.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
ISBN: 9781681430317
1681430312
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE TWO
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
widescreen (1.85:1)
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby Digital
2 videodiscs (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Two days, one night
Notes: Special features: New 2K digital transfer, approved by directors; New interviews with directors, actors; Documentary by the directors; New tour of the film's key locations with directors; Trailer; Essay
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014

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zacaria
Jul 29, 2017

Good Movie. Excellent Performance by Marion.

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Byond
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).

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Calvacade
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.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 03, 2017

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

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lindy919
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.

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1aa
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.

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Cas22
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.

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cheltoyaliam
Nov 08, 2016

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

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uugene
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.

JCLKatieS May 01, 2016

Marion Cotillard has a great performance of a working class mother trying to get her job back after learning her coworkers have decided to receive a bonus instead of keeping her on. Each interaction is filled with emotion which I found fascinating since Cotillard said the same lines to each person. It was interesting to see the various reactions to her situation and how strongly people felt either for or against her. It's a bit slow, however, it's also a short film so I would say that it is worth watching until the end.

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