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American Women's Club of Hamburg

Deux jours, une Nuit (2 Days, one Night)

France | Belgium | Italy 2014
Starts October 30, 2014

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Writing credits: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cast:  Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione
Length: 95 minutes
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc DardenneSandra (Cotillard) has been on sick leave from her factory work because of depression.  When her leave is over, she discovers that she has been made redundant.  The boss has offered her co-workers each a large bonus to distribute her work among them.  Over the course of one weekend (hence the title), Sandra approaches her colleagues one by one to try to convince them to give up their bonus in order for her to regain her job.  Her wonderfully supportive husband (Rongione) drives her from home to home.
The film is sometimes agonizingly slow and the Belgian landscape bleak but Marion Cotillard carries the film with her emotions and sensitivity and one never loses interest in her progress. ()

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