Two Days, One Night
Deux jours, une nuit
Marion Cotillard plays a factory worker on a desperate mission to save her job.
Dir Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée
With just one weekend to persuade her workmates to forego a bonus they’ll receive if she’s made redundant, a factory worker (Cotillard) has to fight both her own depression and her colleagues’ self-interest. Typically, the Dardennes create their tense, highly pertinent drama from everyday materials; the hot weather seems to drain the energy from the protagonist as she pursues her dispiriting but wholly necessary quest.
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