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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?


An early title on the project was "Grenade". 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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"Cinematographic, heart-shaped and gripping..."
28 November 2013 | by Sindre KaspersenSee all my reviews

Norwegian screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and director Erik Poppe's fourth feature film which was written by Norwegian author, musician and screenwriter Harald Rosenløw Eeg after a story by him and Erik Poppe, is inspired by personal experiences and is the director's first English-language film. It premiered in the World Competition section at the 37th Montréal World Film Festival in 2013, was shot on locations in Morocco, Ireland, Kenya and Afghanistan and is a Norway- Sweden-Ireland co-production which was produced by Norwegian producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae. It tells the story about a prominent war photographer named Rebecca Thomas who lives in Ireland with her husband named Marcus who is a marine biologist and their two daughters named Steph and Lisa. After working in Kabul, Afghanistan with a female suicide bomber, Rebecca returns home with damages. All though Rebecca is still urgent about returning, she decides to leave her job after listening to her family.

Distinctly and intimately directed by Nordic filmmaker Erik Poppe, this quietly paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character's point of view, draws a reflective and graceful portrayal of a mother and wife's relationship with her husband, her daughters and her commitment to her important work. While notable for its variegated and atmospheric milieu depictions, reverent cinematography by Norwegian cinematographer John Christian Rosenlund, production design by production designer Eleanor Wood and use of sound, colors and light, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story about having to sacrifice time with one's family for a greater good and combining family life with a demanding occupation where an Irish student's school project about Africa leads her to a better understanding of who her mother is and why her work means so much not only to her, depicts a considerate study of character and contains a lyrical and timely score by French composer Armand Amar.

This somewhat autobiographical, conversational, educational and compassionately atmospheric drama which is set mostly in Ireland and where the transition into leading a quieter life, being a mother to her children and a wife to her spouse after risking everything to document the conditions of men, women and children marred by war and terrorism, becomes an internal conflict between two equally poignant obligations where a photo journalist has to choose to dedicate her time and effort to one or the other, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle character development and continuity, contrasting scenes and photographs of two very different worlds and the commendable acting performances by French actress Juliette Binoche, Danish actor Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau and Irish actress Lauryn Canny. A cinematographic, heart-shaped and gripping narrative feature which gained, among other awards, the Special Grand Prize of the jury at the 37th Montréal Film Festival in 2013.

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