Two Days, One Night

December 24, 2014

Marion Cotillard in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT.

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Written by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione

Rating: PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements)

Running Time: 95 minutes

The beauty of TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT is that it gets the human day-to-day struggle right, but that is nothing new for the Dardenne Brothers who excel at spotlighting the strife of the European working-class in films that are realistic in tone and un-Hollywood in their construction. It doesn’t hurt that the film is centered around an amazing, unglamorous performance by Oscar winning actress, Marion Cotillard. She plays Sandra, a young Belgian mother suffering from depression, who must fight to keep her job in order to not only save her livelihood, but her soul as well. It is the character’s determination that makes her appealing, but it is her struggle that makes her all too relatable.

Grade: A-

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