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Two Days, One Night (2014)

Belgium / France / Italy 95m, Colour
Director: Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne; Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione

two_days_one_nightTwo Days, One Night is a simple but powerful drama about a woman who is faced with losing her job after suffering a mental breakdown. Sandra, a young mother must convince the majority of her fellow workers to turn down bonus and the promise of continued overtime work after their employer realizes that Sandra could be made redundant. In making her case to each of her co-workers, Sandra’s situation is confounded by the responses she receives, furthering her anxiety (Klaus Ming February 2015).


11 comments on “Two Days, One Night (2014)

  1. Joachim Boaz

    Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s The Son is in my top three movies most likely… Want to see this one.

  2. Joachim Boaz

    Ah, Marion Cotillard received an Oscar nod for it as well! Did not realize that. Maybe it’ll introduce more American viewers to their films.

  3. Dan O.

    Good review Klaus. It’s a simple movie. But it’s one that works. Mostly due to Cotillard’s great performance.

    • Joachim Boaz

      I think that is what’s so spectacular about the Dardenne brothers (The Son in particular) — they manage to make these simple movies drenched in meaning and art despite their incredibly deceptive simplicity.

    • Joachim Boaz

      I quote Ebert’s 4/4 review of The Son (2003): “Now you must absolutely stop reading and go see the film. Walk out of the house today, tonight, and see it, if you are open to simplicity, depth, maturity, silence, in a film that sounds in the echo-chambers of the heart. “The Son” is a great film. If you find you cannot respond to it, that is the degree to which you have room to grow. I am not being arrogant; I grew during this film. It taught me things about the cinema I did not know.”

      • Klaus

        Heh, heh, okay, I will attempt to watch it this evening 🙂

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