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Two Days, One Night (2014)

Deux jours, une nuit (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 21 May 2014 (Belgium)
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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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Juliette
Batiste Sornin ...
M. Dumont (as Baptiste Sornin)
Pili Groyne ...
Estelle
Simon Caudry ...
Maxime
Lara Persain ...
Femme de Willy
Alain Eloy ...
Willy
Myriem Akeddiou ...
Mireille (as Myriem Akheddiou)
Fabienne Sciascia ...
Nadine
Anette Niro ...
Nanna
Rania Mellouli ...
Fille Timur
Christelle Delbrouck ...
Barwoman
Timur Magomedgadzhiev ...
Hassaba Halibi ...
Femme de Hicham (as Hassiba Halabi)
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Sandra Bya, married with two children, has been off work from her job at Solwal on medical leave for depression. During her absence from work, her boss, M. Dumont, on the suggestion of her immediate supervisor, the shop foreman Jean-Marc, figures that her section of the company can function with sixteen people working full time with a bit of overtime instead of seventeen with no overtime, that seventeenth person being Sandra. Because of the global competition the company faces, Dumont decides the company can only finance the annual bonuses for those sixteen employees, which are EUR1,000 per person, or Sandra's job, leaving the decision to those sixteen. On a Friday near the end of her medical leave, Sandra learns of this situation from her friend and co-worker Juliette after the "show of hands" vote is held, the result a 13-3 decision for the bonuses over Sandra's job. Because Juliette knows Jean-Marc, who is determined to get rid of Sandra, influenced the vote by scare mongering ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Dos días, una noche  »

Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,000 (USA) (2 January 2015)

Gross:

$1,333,900 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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Although she was required to shoot long 7-minutes takes, Marion Cotillard found the experience the most rewarding that she's been a part of. She recalled shooting certain takes 50-60 times, the record being 82 takes of the same scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sandra: Hello? I was resting. Just a second. I have to get my tart out. I've made a tart for the kids. Yes, why? Tell me why. No. No, Juliette. No.
[hangs off the phone]
Sandra: You mustn't cry.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

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Kili Watch
Written by Gus Derse and Glen Powell
Performed by The Cousins
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The reason that movies are still called an art.
4 November 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

You absolutely will be disappointed if you are looking for a "robot fighting robot" movie or anything superficial, or beautiful woman. (Well no one can say Cottilard is not beautiful, but she deliberately gives up her beauty to fit the character.)

This movie shows us what real emotions is. It reveals life in such a vivid and convincing way that you'll think about your own life, although you may be a lot better off than the characters.

After all this movie is a feast of fine acting, a reason that movies are still called art, and a spirit lifting experience that is going to linger on for a long time after you finish it.


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