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2,507 Ratings

Two Days, One Night

Deux jours, une nuit

Belgium, France, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

Sandra returns to work after a bout of depression to find that her co-workers have voted her out of a job in favour of a bonus. Her boss gives her a weekend to convince them all to change their minds, prompting a series of confrontations that test both her ingenuity and her colleagues’ scruples.

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Two Days, One Night Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

As Sandra, a factory employee pleading to her co-workers for her job over the course of a weekend, Marion Cotillard gives a performance composed of seemingly casual miracles, achieving a rare and palpable degree of emotional translucency.
September 02, 2015
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The most masterful film of 2014 was also the quietest… It’s hard to imagine any other director with a soft enough touch to keep the material from edging into melodrama, but its that restraint and precision which makes the film so effective. [The Dardennes’] control is matched by that of Cotillard whose performance as Sandra is powerful without overpowering.
April 17, 2015
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The to-and-fro may symbolise the acceptation/rejection of the star system into the texture of the film, yet the question of ambivalence toward the Other is at the core of the Dardenne’s cinema… Two Days is built on a suspense that – a first for the directors – winks at genre cinema.
March 14, 2015
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