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]
Edition: Criterion collection.
ISBN: 9781681430317
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,5.1 surround
video file,DVD video


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Sep 20, 2018

I had originally thought the premise of this story was quite silly but the movie itself was surprisingly good. Some of the characters and their arcs were completely unexpected while others were less so but all throughout there was a depth of understanding of human nature in all the emotions, choices, frailties, vulnerabilities, and relationships that were presented. Very well done, a nice surprise.

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.

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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