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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 »

Director:

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

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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
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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 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.

Genres:

Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway | Ireland | Sweden

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

€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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Rebecca and Marcus are walking hand in hand on the beach after drinking wine with his colleagues, the second shot is a frontal medium shot. In the upper left part of the shot, the sound operator's boom microphone is briefly, but clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Daring to Love
Original song performed by Ane Brun
Music and lyrics by Ane Brun
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'Someone must make the world see....'
2 December 2014 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

A film about a female investigative journalist is bound to raise a reaction among viewers, especially when the atrocities filmed are so brutal. But that is the point being made by writer/director Erik Poppe (with added written material by Harald Rosenløw-Eeg and Kirsten Sheridan). The main character in this story is Rebecca (a radiant and brilliant Juliette Binoche), one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau) refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters – especially Steph (Lauryn Canny) but also the much younger Lisa (Adrianna Cramer Curtis) - need Rebecca, who, however, loves both her family and her work. Rebecca has been angry, since a child, over the way people around the globe focus on the detritus of local news and pay little attention to the horrors that occur daily in the countries besieged by terror. Rebecca resolves to take Steph (at Steph's request) to Kenya where inadvertently they witness terrorist acts even though Rebecca had been promised the area was safe. The result of Rebecca's endangering her daughter results in her marriage dissolving, but other changes in Rebecca's smoldering anger and angst result also.

The film is very well photographed and both Binoche and Coaster-Waldau are excellent. The supporting cast is strong (especially a very small bit part for Maria Doyle Kennedy) and the musical score by Armand Amar is deeply moving. The film places before us the incalculable struggles war correspondents face but at the same time it brings to out attention just how impossibly difficult life in troubled countries can be. Grady Harp December 14


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