Two Days, One Night

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Cotillard is Sandra, a wife and mother who suffers from depression and discovers that, while she was home on sick leave, a majority of her coworkers voted in favor of her being laid off over giving up their annual bonuses. She then spends a Saturday and Sunday visiting them each in turn, to try to convince them to change their minds. From this simple premise, the Dardennes create a powerfully humane drama about the importance of community in an increasingly impersonal world.

Film Info

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 2K digital master, supervised by director of photography Alain Marcoen and approved by directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with the Dardennes and actors Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione
  • When Léon M.’s Boat Went Down the Meuse for the First Time (1979), a forty-minute documentary by the Dardennes, featuring a new introduction by the directors
  • New tour of the film’s key locations with the directors
  • To Be an I, a new video essay by critic Kent Jones
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

New cover by Eric Skillman

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Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 2K digital master, supervised by director of photography Alain Marcoen and approved by directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with the Dardennes and actors Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione
  • When Léon M.’s Boat Went Down the Meuse for the First Time (1979), a forty-minute documentary by the Dardennes, featuring a new introduction by the directors
  • New tour of the film’s key locations with the directors
  • To Be an I, a new video essay by critic Kent Jones
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

New cover by Eric Skillman

Two Days, One Night
Cast
Marion Cotillard
Sandra
Fabrizio Rongione
Manu
Pili Groyne
Estelle
Simon Caudry
Maxime
Catherine Salée
Juliette
Baptiste Sornin
Mr. Dumont
Alain Eloy
Willy
Myriem Akheddiou
Mireille
Fabienne Sciascia
Nadine
Timur Magomedgadzhiev
Timur
Hicham Slaoui
Hicham
Philippe Jeusette
Yvon
Yohan Zimmer
Jérôme
Christelle Cornil
Anne
Laurent Caron
Julien
Franck Laisné
Dominique
Serge Koto
Alphonse
Morgan Marinne
Charly
Gianni La Rocca
Robert
Ben Hamidou
Kader
Carl Jadot
Miguel
Olivier Gourmet
Jean-Marc
Sabine Raskin
Secretary
Damien Trapletti
Solwal receptionist
Lara Persain
Willy’s wife
Rania Mellouli
Timur’s daughter
Christelle Delbrouck
Barmaid
Hassiba Halabi
Hicham’s wife
Marion Lory
Julien’s wife
Donovan Deroulez
Anne’s husband
Maïdy Ankaye
Alphonse’s sister
Alao Kasongo
Alphonse’s mother
Credits
Director
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Director
Luc Dardenne
Written by
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Written by
Luc Dardenne
First assistant director
Caroline Tambour
Director of photography
Alain Marcoen
Camera operator
Benoît Dervaux
First assistant director
Amaury Duquenne
Editor
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Duret
Sound editor
Benoit De Clerck
Sound mixer
Thomas Gauder
Production design
Igor Gabriel
Costume designer
Maïra Ramedhan-Levi
Makeup
Natali Tabareau-Vieuille
Location manager
Philippe Toussaint
Production manager
Philippe Groff
Stills photographer
Christine Plenus
Producers
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Producers
Luc Dardenne
Producers
Denis Freyd
Executive producer
Delphine Tomson
Coproducers
Valerio De Paolis
Coproducers
Peter Bouckaert
Associate producer
Arlette Zylberberg

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