Marion Cotillard

Movie Review – ‘Two Days, One Night,’ No Excuse for Missing Out

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If I had to guess, I’d say more than half of Two Days, One Night, the 2014 Cannes entry from French auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Kid With the Bike), takes place in front of doors. The film’s hero, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) stands at these doors, knocks, waits, composes herself, explains her situation, then braces for the response from the person staring down at her from half inside the doorway. When it’s over she moves onto the next one. No she’s not a Jehovah’s Witness. She has to clarify that at least once. Sandra has been laid off from work. Her husband’s income is...