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28 March 2007 (Belgium) See more »
A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. She speaks with a nondescript American accent... See more » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Luisa Williams ... She

Josh Philip Weinstein ... Commander (as Josh P. Weinstein)

Gareth Saxe ... Organizer

Nyambi Nyambi ... Organizer
Frank Dattolo ... Bombmaker

Annemarie Lawless ... Bombmaker's Assistant
Teo Yoo ... Driver (as Tschi-Hun Kim)
Richard Morant ... Flirt
Jennifer Camilo ... Bathroom Girl
Rosemary Apolinaris ... Bathroom Girl
Jennifer Restrepo ... Bathroom Girl
Julissa Perez ... Bathroom Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orlando S. Gondar ... Restaurant Guest
JoJo Shaffer ... Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Julia Loktev 
Writing credits
Julia Loktev (writer)

Produced by
Melanie Judd .... producer
Jessica Levin .... producer
Julia Loktev .... producer
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie (director of photography) (as Benoit Debie)
Film Editing by
Julia Loktev 
Michael Taylor 
Casting by
Ellyn Long Marshall 
Maria E. Nelson 
Production Design by
Kelly McGehee 
Set Decoration by
Zoe Hoare 
Costume Design by
Rabiah Troncelliti 
Makeup Department
Keith Palmer .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Melissa B. Miller .... production manager (as Melissa Miller)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Stuart Perkins .... additional assistant director (as Stuart Perkins)
Cayetana Vidal .... assistant director
Art Department
Joel Custer .... set dresser
Zoe Hoare .... property master
Elizabeth J. Jones .... set dresser (as Elizabeth Jones)
Michael McKowen .... set dresser
Sayaka Nagata .... set dresser
Sayaka Nagata .... shopper
Garrett Ricciardi .... set dresser
Jae Song .... set dresser
Sound Department
Brian Dunlop .... sound editor
Raphael Laski .... location sound recordist
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Luisa Williams .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Best .... additional first assistant camera
Manuel Billeter .... first assistant camera
Steven Capitano Calitri .... gaffer (as Steve Calitri)
Shawn Greene .... gaffer (as Shawn Green)
Jamison Grella .... grip
Julian Harker .... second assistant camera
Sean Taylor .... electrician
Casting Department
Lisa Chang .... casting assistant
Sara Heinze .... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting: Amerifilm Casting (as Meredith Jacobson Marciano)
Serena Norr .... casting assistant
Kaz Phillips .... casting associate
Josh Rubin .... casting assistant (as Josh Ruben)
Ambika Samarthya .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Burkhard Althoff .... commissioning editor
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Kristin Choi .... editing intern
Sophie Denize .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Hurley .... high definition consultant
Connor Kalista .... additional assistant editor
Riva Marker .... assistant editor
Matt Slevin .... editing intern
David Tai Bornoff .... additional assistant editor (uncredited)
Bob Fernley .... supervising digital intermediate producer: Efilm (uncredited)
Other crew
Emmy Catedral .... production assistant
Ryan Cheresnick .... production assistant
Gia Clark .... assistant to director
Matt Cross .... production assistant
Kathryn Dean .... production assistant (as Kate Dean)
Olenka Denysenko .... production assistant
Kelly Dorsey .... production assistant
Steve Faughnan .... location scout
Jonathan Gray .... legal services: Spivak & Gray
Adam Mendes .... production assistant
Malcolm Murray .... movement trainer
Luba Proger .... title designer
Karina Ramirez Cabrera .... production assistant (as Karina S. Ramirez Cabrera)
Joe Santini .... sign language coach
Fred Siegel .... tax consultant
Nathan Silver .... production assistant
Torrey Townsend .... production assistant
Felicia Williams .... production assistant
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: EFilm (uncredited)

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USA:94 min | Canada:94 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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19 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
an astonishing work of art, 28 July 2008
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

When Hannah Arendt coined the expression "the banality of evil," surely she must have had something like "Day Night Day Night" in mind. With chilling detachment, this brilliant and terrifying film chronicles the last 48 hours in the life of a potential suicide bomber. It is a topic rife with all sorts of potential pitfalls, both political and cinematic, yet the movie succeeds as a work of art because it never resorts to sensationalism or exploitation to get its point across.

Filmmaker Julia Loktey has deliberately eliminated any back story that might explain why a beautiful young girl like "Leah" would be willing to perform an action as inconceivable and incomprehensible as the one she has planned here. The whys and the wherefores are really of little concern to Loktey. Instead, she has chosen to concentrate on the almost strikingly banal, step-by-step process "Leah" must go through to complete the deed. Indeed, it's amazing how, through context alone, even the most mundane of actions - brushing one's teeth, taking a bath, clipping one's toenails - can suddenly become imbued with the most terrifying significance and sense of foreboding. It's almost as if "Leah" is trying to hold onto a sense of normalcy for as long as she can, savoring the minor pleasures of life that she knows she will never experience again. In fact, in the stunning final half hour of the film, as "Leah" roams around the streets of New York City trying to summon up the courage to fulfill her mission, she begins to cling more and more to the simple joys of life - a mustard-covered pretzel, a candy apple - before taking that final plunge into the abyss. What's particularly disturbing is how unfailingly sweet and polite "Leah" is to the people around her - be they the common pedestrians or storekeepers who could easily become her victims, or the masked men who calmly, almost apologetically, feed her instructions on what she is to do when the fateful moment arrives. The scene in which they dress "Leah" up in terrorist garb and methodically "direct" her for a video that will be released after her death is one of the most chilling in the entire film.

Luisa Williams, who is never off camera for a single moment in the film, delivers an astonishing tour-de-force performance that is guaranteed to leave the audience stunned into silence. With very little in the way of dialogue to work with, Williams is forced to rely almost exclusively on facial expression and body language to convey a wealth of emotion. The incongruity between the character's sweet personality and demeanor and the horrific act of violence she is about to commit throws us completely off balance and makes us call into question our own perception of the world and the way it works.

Loktey employs documentary-style realism to tell her story, using her camera to record, almost as a dispassionate observer, the events as they unfold in the course of that 48-hour period.

"Day Night Day Night" contains more nerve-wracking suspense than a boatload of standard thrillers, yet it is a suspense that is honestly earned, for Loktey never stoops to implausible timing or hokey contrivance to create her effect. This is the stuff of real life - with all its attendant unpredictability and ironies - unfolding before us. We are forever focused on this young lady, who remains a fascinating and terrifying enigma throughout the entire hour-and-a-half that we spend with her.

Stated simply, "Day Night Day Night" is one of the most riveting and important releases of 2007.

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