Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)
NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD.
Two Days One Night is a classic underdog tale with an uniquely human heroine. Sandra (Marion Cotillard), an unstable wife and mother of two, is tragically flawed, and is made more powerful because of her trembling bravery, and how averse she is to pity.
At the solar panel factory where Sandra works, the head of the company puts a disturbing vote up to her fellow colleagues: to either vote for their yearly bonus, or for Sandra to keep her job.
Battling depression and fighting through recovery, Sandra is determined to get her life together and to help support her family. It is shortly after she returns to work, that her colleagues decide to vote her off the island, thanks to this outrageous ultimatum posed to Sandra's coworkers.
The next two days and one night for Sandra are devoted to visiting each of her colleagues one by one, and quite simply, asking them to change their minds and choose her.
Watching this unfold is a humbling experience. The Dardenne brothers shine such an educational light on everyone's version of empathy and survival, that you can't help but wonder, who would you choose?