Deux Jours, Une Nuit

In Seraing, an industrial town in Liège, Belgium, Sandra is a young wife and mother, who works in a small solar-panel factory. She suffers a nervous breakdown and is forced to take time off from her job. During her absence, her colleagues realize they are able to cover her shifts by working slightly longer hours and the management proposes a €1,000 bonus to all staff if they agree to make Sandra redundant. Sandra later returns to work and discovers that her fate rests in the hands of her sixteen co-workers, and she must visit each of them over the course of a weekend to persuade them to reject the monetary bonus. However, most of the co-workers need the proposed bonus for their own families and Sandra faces an uphill battle to keep her job before the crucial vote on Monday morning.

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Two Days, One Night
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
135 minutes
21 May 2014 (France), 22 Aug 2014 (UK)
Archipel 35, Les Films du Fleuve, Wild Bunch
Marion Cotillard (Sandra), Catherine Salée (Juliette), Fabrizio Rongione (Manu), Olivier Gourmet (Jean-Marc)



The film was a Belgian production with French and Italian co-producers. It was produced by Dardenne’s Les Films du Fleuve with co-production support from France’s Archipel 35, Italy’s BIM Distribuzione and Belgium’s Eyeworks Film & TV Drama. It received funding from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, RTBF and Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel. It received 500,000 euro from Eurimages. The total budget was seven million euros. Filming began in late June 2013 in Seraing, Belgium and was wrapped in September 2013.

Won – Boston Online Film Critics Association
Won – Boston Society of Film Critics
Won – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Won – Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Awards
Won – European Film Awards
Won – Georgia Film Critics Association
Won – Indiewire Critics’ Poll
Won – New York Film Critics Circle
Won – National Society of Film Critics Awards
Won – Village Voice Film Poll
Won – San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Nomination – Academy Award for Best Actress
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Nomination – Alliance of Women Film Journalists
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Nomination – Houston Film Critics Society
Nomination – London Film Critics Circle Award
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Nomination – Online Film Critics Society Awards
Nomination – Online Film Critics Society Awards
Nomination – San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Nomination – Satellite Awards
Nomination – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards
Nomination – Women Film Critics Circle