#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sandra Bya, married with two children, has been off work from her job at Solwal on medical leave for depression. During her absence from work, her boss, M. Dumont, on the suggestion of her immediate supervisor, the shop foreman Jean-Marc, figures that her section of the company can function with sixteen people working full time with a bit of overtime instead of seventeen with no overtime, that seventeenth person being Sandra. Because of the global competition the company faces, Dumont decides the company can only finance the annual bonuses for those sixteen employees, which are EUR1,000 per person, or Sandra’s job, leaving the decision to those sixteen. On a Friday near the end of her medical leave, Sandra learns of this situation from her friend and co-worker Juliette after the “show of hands” vote is held, the result a 13-3 decision for the bonuses over Sandra’s job. Because Juliette knows Jean-Marc, who is determined to get rid of Sandra, influenced the vote by scare mongering through misinformation, Juliette and Sandra, at the end of the working day on Friday, are able to convince Dumont to hold another secret ballot on Monday morning, with Sandra needing a majority to keep her job, meaning nine votes. By Saturday morning, Sandra’s supportive husband, Manu, convinces her that over the weekend she should speak to each and all of the thirteen who voted for the bonuses to get them to change their minds. The Byas not only need the income from Sandra’s job but Manu believes the job is a symbol for Sandra of her own self worth, important now in her tenuous mental state. As Sandra reluctantly goes about this task, she finds that not only is she uncomfortable being in this somewhat confrontational situation, but that the people who voted against her have their own household conflicts over their own EUR1,000, which would keep some of them afloat financially. As the weekend progresses, Sandra will find if she is strong enough emotionally to deal with the situation.
Plot: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
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Very necessary slow paced film, held by great acting
This is my first Dardenne Bros film and at the end of this film I was like “I need to explore more of their films”. This is a hard hitting slow story. It could be described as monotonous, but I would describe it as very very real. Following Marion’s character, Sandra (la performance c’est très magnifique), we see the hardship of how a series of simple tasks turns into the hardest thing she has to do over the Two days and one night.
The Dardenne Bros and the Cinematographer Alain Marcoen used long shots, with very little cuts in certain scenes. At times whole scenes were just one shot. This left Sandra and Manu (Fabrizio Rongione) to hold the screen and make us believe what is going on and they did a great job with this. It allowed me to get into their emotions and into their lives of what they were going through. The lack of soundtrack also added that extra realism into the story.
I found this a heart wrenching and at times victorious film – a very good balance. The flow was great. It is slow, but just like Sofia Coppolo’s Lost in Translation the slow-moving pace is necessary to tell the story.
I was able to get a ticket to this film at Festival de Cannes and it was received very well by the audience around us.
I’m off, now, to watch some more Dardenne Bros films!
Humdrum Social “Drama”. With very little drama.
When this came out, I read the five-star, hyperbolic reviews with interest and hoped to see this in the cinemas, but – like most foreign films – it came and went too swiftly. So, it was with great anticipation that I caught up with this just the other night on DVD.
My lord, I’m glad I didn’t pay out cinema prices for this.
Flat, dull, dramatically inert and lacking any cinematic language, this piece does exactly what it says on the tin: no more, no less. In short – in case you didn’t know – a worker in a factory has a weekend to sway a vote taking place on the Monday that will give her co-workers a bonus but deprive her of her job. Her task, over “Two Days, One Night” (although technically it’s two nights) is to convince her fellow workers to forego their bonuses and let her keep her job. A big ask, ripe with dramatic potential.
Or so you’d think.
Instead, we watch as the character plods from place to place, rings doorbells, recites the same plot précis over and over again, receives one of two answers or some mealy-mouthed in-between, then plods to the next place. If they’re not in and she’s directed to somewhere they might be, you get to see her walk there, too. It feels, almost as if it’s shot in real time. It’s irritatingly repetitive and flat. The protagonist has suffered a mental breakdown of some unspecified sort, and is popping Xanax along the way to keep her going, which also results in the actress, Marion Cotillard, approaching the role looking slightly stunned, stressed and unhappy, which adds further to the lack of drama. Despite the fact that she’s fighting for her life (or so you’re led to believe – the ending belies this) she doesn’t seem to really care, and at times appears to be doing the rounds only because her husband and two of her work colleagues are pushing her to do so.
And so it goes. Plod, plod, plod. Recap, answer, recap, answer. It’s dreary, dull and drained of any vestige of drama in an effort for some sort of social “realism”, as if it’s a fly-on-the-wall documentary. It is anti-film, with no trace of imagination, no spark of inspiration and an ending that undermines all that’s gone before. Even this might – just MIGHT – have worked with a bit of focus, a bit of cinematic intelligence, but it passes off as the rest of the film has, in monotone.
All in all, this is a deeply enervating experience and a waste of a potentially interesting story.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Writer Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Actors Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Baptiste Sornin
Country Belgium, France, Italy
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 82 nominations.
Production Company Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Eurimages, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, BIM Distribuzione, Les Films du Fleuve, La Wallonie, VOO, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, France 2 Cinéma, Ciné+, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius, Archipel 35, Eyeworks, Canal+, Radio Télévision Belge Francofone (RTB), Cinéfinance Tax Shelter, France Télévision, Belgacom
Sound Mix Dolby, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa M, Zeiss Standard Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)