Two days, one night

Two days, one night

Streaming Video - 2014 | French
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A young mother discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
Publisher: [United States]: Mongrel Media , 2014.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) :,sd., col.
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breemu
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.

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marieloudavril
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.

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zacaria
Jul 29, 2017

Good Movie. Excellent Performance by Marion.

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Byond
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).

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Calvacade
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.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 03, 2017

As with their previous films, the brothers Dardenne cast a discerning gaze on working-class lives, without preachiness or sentimentality.

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lindy919
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.

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1aa
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.

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uugene
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.

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misterwisp
Feb 04, 2016

It's ok. Marion Cotillard's performance is really good. But the rest this movie is fairly subtle and slow. This is a drama heavy film. It's basically a portrait of someone trying to bounce back from depression. So there is some potentially interesting subject matter, but then the whole movie ends up being her having variations on the same conversation with her coworkers asking them to vote to let her keep her job, and them having variations on basically the same response of "I'll think about it". It's kind of a repetitive structure. You have to work to enjoy it, and it's probably best to see if you have life experience of people with depression so you can empathize more deeply. You will also need patience and a tolerance for slow films and to be in the right mindset when you watch it.

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