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Two Days, One Night (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Another profoundly affecting work from the Dardenne brothers, Two Days, One Night delivers its timely message with honesty and clear-eyed compassion.

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Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, 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. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. (C) Sundance Selects
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PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements)
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Drama
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Cast

Catherine Salée
as Juliette
Pili Groyne
as Estelle
Simon Caudry
as Maxime
Baptiste Sornin
as M. Dumont
Alain Eloy
as Willy
Myriem Akeddiou
as Mireille
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Critic Reviews for Two Days, One Night

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (32)

Consider Marion Cotillard's Oscar-nominated performance in Two Days, One Night a tour de nuance.

February 19, 2015
Denver Post
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As with their previous films, the brothers cast a discerning gaze on working-class lives, without preachiness or sentimentality.

Full Review… | February 12, 2015
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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A dilemma so simple and so timely, it barely feels like fiction.

January 29, 2015
Seattle Times
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There is strength in simplicity, something the Dardenne brothers' "Two Days, One Night" and its brilliant star, Marion Cotillard, prove emphatically.

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
Arizona Republic
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Wonderbrothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return with a tale of heroic struggle against an ordinary disaster.

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
San Diego Reader
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In film after film the Dardennes have proven themselves the cinema's most acute humanist critics of predatory capitalism; this masterful drama finds them at the top of their game.

Full Review… | January 23, 2015
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Two Days, One Night

½

To me, the magic of this movie lies in its virtually perfect screenwriting. The premise, escalation, main character's final decision, were all masterful. Cotillard is great and believable in it, but the visuals of this film are understated and not the focus. Thank you Criterion Collection for introducing me to this film!

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Depression in itself is often shown onscreen to be the symptom of something bigger e.g. grief, anorexia, drug use etc. In reality a large amount of people suffer this debilitating mental illness which has no clear cause, and it's nothing to scoff at. Depression leaves you hollow, self-hating, and drained in more than one way. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/oscarseries/2015/4/19/two-days-one-night

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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