Two Days, One Night

Blu-Ray Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

Read Anne-Katrin Titze's film review of Two Days, One Night
Marion Cotillard - "bravura and introspective performance."

The additional materials presented on this Artificial Eye Blu-ray/DVD release may be short but they are thorough. A 12-minute interview with Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardennes gives a sense of their working relationship even before you consider what they are saying. These are men who work in tandem and have no problem letting one another speak for both of them.

They talk about the need for rehearsal and their working methods, which includes - unsurprisingly given the subject matter of many of their films - equality for all, any sort of actors on pedestals would "interfere with the way we work".

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Marion Cotillard is interviewed in English and talks about the challenges of working wiwth a character who "basically has the same thing to say 10 times". In a way, in this four and eight minute interview Cotillard also says the same thing twice but, as with her character in the film, there are subtle details that change and offer additional insight. If you have not yet seen the Dardennes brothers The Son, be warned, Cotillard talks about plot detail from it in her first interview.

The picture, sound and subtitling are all clear and the package is completed with the trailer.

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2014
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Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
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Product Code: ART134BD

Region: 0

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM 2.0

Extras: Interview with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, two interviews with Marion Cotillard, trailer

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