Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Two Days, One Night (2014)

Cannes Film Festival 2014

Palme d'Or
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne

Sundance Selects
Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
My rating: 3 stars out of 4

Workers at a small business are forced to choose between a cash bonus or allowing a young woman on leave for depression to have her job back. Most choose the bonus, but the woman visits each of them over the course of a long weekend to plead her cause. She gets a wide variety of reactions: some are immediately sympathetic and change their vote, some ignore her, others are violent. It's an interesting glimpse at the lives of everyday working people in suburban Belgium.

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