Deux jours, une nuit

Deux jours, une nuit

Two days, one night

DVD - 2015 | French
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Sandra's employment is threatened when behind her back upper management offer the workforce a significant bonus if they vote for Sandra to lose her job. With only the weekend Sandra must confront each of her co-workers and persuade them to change their decision so she can maintain her livelihood.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Mongrel Media,, 2015
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (95 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Two days, one night

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT was one of those films I'd heard about, knew the basic idea, and felt like there was a hum coming from it. Now the story was fairly simple. A woman named Sandra who was suffering from depression and had to take leave from work is suddenly faced with the possibility that she will lose her job. A meddling foreman pressures the employees to choose a nice bonus over their colleague in hopes that Sandra will be fired and the economic burden on the company will be lifted. However, instead of simply terminating her, they put it to a vote, but when the vote is compromised by the aforementioned foreman, Sandra manages to ask for a recount and has two days and a night (or, in French, deux jours et une nuit, as the title suggests) to get the votes together for the secret ballot on the Monday morning. To put it mildly, the film itself is the same conversation a dozen times. There is very little substance past that. But it is the emotion you feel pouring out of its actors that will determine if you like the film. If you can sense the rawness from each performance, the desperation and the sorrow and the surprising moments of joy and everything else all mixed in, then you stand a chance of enjoying it. Ultimately, DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT is a slice of life film and I don't think it will appeal to everyone, but I think that, if you're the type of person willing to sit down and read the subtitles (or simply watch and understand, if you're Francophone) for an hour and a half, then you stand a pretty solid chance of enjoying it.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 03, 2016

Great acting by the lead actress, but the storyline was just not interesting enough for me. In French with subtitles.

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uncommonreader
Feb 11, 2016

It is refreshing to find a film about working class people. This one raises ethical questions and ends in a consistent way.

KittyMoonshine Sep 25, 2015

Marion Cotilard gives another stellar performance in this film. A truly human story with a plight many are facing today, being out of work and needing your job.

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hecto
Aug 24, 2015

As always with the Dardenne brothers, less is more. I kept wondering how they would end it, and they found exactly the right way. Cotillard is excellent, and Rongione has the good sense to underplay his role as the supporting husband. A pleasure of a film.

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8217549
Aug 18, 2015

Sandra, a young Belgian 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.

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empbee
Aug 18, 2015

Interesting character study.

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