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1,000 Times Good Night (2013)

Tusen ganger god natt (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 24 October 2014 (USA)
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Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young ... See full summary »


Erik Poppe
6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Juliette Binoche ... Rebecca
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Marcus
Lauryn Canny ... Steph
Adrianna Cramer Curtis Adrianna Cramer Curtis ... Lisa
Larry Mullen Jr. ... Tom
Mads Ousdal ... Stig
Anna Leah Thorseth Poppe Anna Leah Thorseth Poppe ... Steph's Friend
Chloë Annett ... Jessica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Theresa
Eve Macklin ... Brian's Girlfriend
Denise McCormack ... Neighbour
Bush Moukarzel Bush Moukarzel ... Brian
Stephen Mullan Stephen Mullan ... Receptionist
Carl Shaaban ... Courier


Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters need Rebecca, who, however, loves both her family and her work... Written by Global Screen GmbH (world sales)

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She risked life and family to change the world.


Drama | War


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Norway | Ireland | Sweden


Norwegian | English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1,000 Times Good Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »


Box Office


€5,284,200 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,285, 31 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,331, 7 November 2014
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"A thousand time goodnight" is a line from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See more »


(at arouns 1h 29 Mins) Just after she calls hello in the empty house and walks out to see if anybody is in the garden, to the far right by the tree you can see several people standing, next second when she gets there they are gone. See more »


Rebecca: I have to find a way to finish it.
Steph: When will it be finished?
Rebecca: I made a big mess out of our lives. I hope one day you'll be able to forgive me.
Steph: It would actually be easier if you were dead. Then we could, we could all just be sad together.
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Daring to Love
Original song performed by Ane Brun
Music and lyrics by Ane Brun
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Caught between passion and family.
11 September 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Frankly, I never knew what the movie is about. What I expected was a beautiful romantic drama and I got a movie that defined someone's struggle over her passion and its reality. After seeing opening scene I thought it would be another movie about war similar to the '5 Days of War'. I am glad it was so distinct which was partially based on the director own experiential story when he served as a photojournalist in the '80s. It is a jointly produced movie by Ireland and Norway in English language.

Rebecca is a passionate war zone photojournalist and her daring attitude make her one of the finest on the field. Like always her latest journey takes place in the war torn city of Kabul, Afghanistan. She follows a suicide bomber to cover up the story where she gets injured. After the accident the whole story flips back to her home in Ireland where it chronicles the worried husband and the two children who are very affectionate of her. This is the time where she has to choose the side, the professional? Or the family? The stay at home during recovery makes her realize the worth of her life. So the movie's end strikes with the path she opts to travel forth.

''Sometimes it's hard to stay at home. I mean, the one who stays at home has the hardest job.''

Well, it served a message with the touch of melodrama. The story demonstrated family value on the right amount of each others love and care. The opening and the end scenes that take place in Afghanistan was so brutal and there's another one that takes place in Kenya. But bringing the reality on the screen as it happening some places of the world must be appreciated. It kind of makes you realize that someone is sacrificing their life to bring light on what's happening in the war zones. Like always, Juliette Binoche was good. It was her movie, her side of the story told when she was caught between the family who loves and the war that calls her.

One of the fascinating thematic movie. Regarding the main role, you may think why she's not stopping the tragedy from happening. That's the journalism, when you have no power to act, just expose to the rest of the world. The combination of family drama and the conflict zone are like two different genres that brought together awesomely. The director's own experience helped to shape the movie well. Almost all the combat related scenes were so realistic as what he had seen is now letting us know through this film. I think this movie is a must see. The end scene makes us go speechless, woefully.

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