Fifth about The Seventh

Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit)

Two Days One NightsTwo Days, One Night: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne tell a sad, completely relatable story; it’s simple but there’s an undeniable humanity and sense of reality to it. The gallery of characters, all presented with the same conundrum, show various shades of the human soul; the variation is rich. The acting is uniformly great and Marion Cotillard as the main character is superb; she displays every nuance of her sadness, her frailty and her spirit. She gets no benefit, for the most part, from editing, as the action unfurls in many lengthy takes. The visual style is unadorned and functional, but Alain Marcoen’s camerawork gives the power for the cast.



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