Two Days, One Night (2014)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.


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23 May 2014 | bipin-anand
8
| Very necessary slow paced film, held by great acting
This is my first Dardenne Bros film and at the end of this film I was like "I need to explore more of their films". This is a hard hitting slow story. It could be described as monotonous, but I would describe it as very very real. Following Marion's character, Sandra (la performance c'est très magnifique), we see the hardship of how a series of simple tasks turns into the hardest thing she has to do over the Two days and one night.

The Dardenne Bros and the Cinematographer Alain Marcoen used long shots, with very little cuts in certain scenes. At times whole scenes were just one shot. This left Sandra and Manu (Fabrizio Rongione) to hold the screen and make us believe what is going on and they did a great job with this. It allowed me to get into their emotions and into their lives of what they were going through. The lack of soundtrack also added that extra realism into the story.

I found this a heart wrenching and at times victorious film - a very good balance. The flow was great. It is slow, but just like Sofia Coppolo's Lost in Translation the slow-moving pace is necessary to tell the story.

I was able to get a ticket to this film at Festival de Cannes and it was received very well by the audience around us.

I'm off, now, to watch some more Dardenne Bros films!

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Release Date:

21 May 2014

Language

French, Arabic, English


Country of Origin

Belgium, France, Italy

Filming Locations

Seraing, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium

Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,700 28 December 2014

Gross USA:

$1,436,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,016,922

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