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1,000 Times Good Night (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, 1,000 Times Good Night achieves absorbing fact-based drama without overindulging in Hollywood contrivances.

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Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray. (C) Film Movement

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Cast

Eve Macklin
as Brians kjæreste
Des Nealon
as Elderly Man
Jonathan Byrne
as Marine Biologist
Najat Azgar
as Suicide Bomber
Jameela Shafaq
as Translator
Omar Elmouden
as Driver (Suicide Bomber)
Caitriona Nimhurchu
as Teacher in Dublin
Stephen Mullan
as Receptionist
Carl Shaaban
as Courier
Peter Sexton
as Stephanie's Classmate
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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (16)

If I'm complaining about this movie a lot for one I'm deeming better than fair, it's because I was frustrated by how its first-rate ingredients, Binoche chief among them, somehow failed to create a spectacular end result.

Full Review… | August 7, 2015
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

This potent Norwegian drama by Erik Poppe, himself a veteran war photographer, opens with a gripping sequence.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The whole cast is good, but as always, all roads lead to Binoche, who is wonderful.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Poppe can't match the stunning opener of Binoche photographing a suicide bomber in Kabul with scenes of domesticity. But Binoche never falters. She's the film's fire and grieving heart.

October 24, 2014
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Poppe crafts some powerful scenes that pose questions not easily answered.

Full Review… | October 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

What makes "1,000 Times Good Night" more than a dramatic essay on wartime journalism is Ms. Binoche's wrenchingly honest portrayal ...

Full Review… | October 23, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 1,000 Times Good Night

Poppe's excellent directing is evident in this beautifully filmed drama. The exquisite performances deliver the powerful meaning behind this great story.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq
½

Despite a gorgeous cinematography and good performances, it is frustrating that, after a hard-hitting first hour, this disjointed drama loses focus with unnecessary details (the guilt issue, the plutonium remarks) and alienates us by turning the protagonist into a hideously selfish person.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Solid cast, excellent directing of the screenplay, beautifully shot, and even somehow manages to not shove politics down your throat in a movie pretty much based what could have easily turned into that.

Jason Kraynek
Jason Kraynek

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