A Thousand Times Good Night
Director
Erik Poppe
Writer
Harald Rosenlow Eeg
Actors
Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Mullen Jr., Mads Ousdal, Chloë Annett, Bush Moukarzel, Eve Macklin, Des Nealon, Jonathan Byrne, Najat Azgar, Zoubida Akif, Jameela Shafaq, Omar Elmouden, Catriona Nimhurchu, Peter Sexton, Anna Leah Thorseth Poppe, Rory Nolan, Peter Coonan, Cathy Belton, Denise McCormack, Ciara Gallagher, Ciara Phelan, Youssef Marchouki, Mohammed Soussi, Ahmed El Aoud
Runtime
1 h 51 min
Release Date
31 August 2013
Genres
Drama
Overview
On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, Rebecca – one of the world’s top war photojournalists - gets badly hurt. Back home, another bomb drops as her husband and daughters give her an ultimatum: her work or her family.
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A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT

“Was the picture worth it?” asks the daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) to her war zone/conflict photographer mother Rebecca (Juliette Binoche). A Thousand Times Good Night’s opening scene is an intense war scene with no dialogue for almost 15-minutes. The middle of the movie is about her family life with kids & husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) back in Ireland; be a normal (boring) mother and wife or continue to show the world war-caused suffering. A European drama (Ireland and Norwegian) in English.

A Thousand Times Good Night war zone/conflict photographer

Goes from intense, to a quiet film with long dramatic shots, back to intense. Excellent photography and scenes of the Irish Sea, Afghanistan and Kenya, and Juliette Binoche is perfect. Value added: The U2 drummer and co-founder Larry Mullen Jr. plays one of the couple’s best friends according to the Director.

 

 

 

 

The Biggest Spoiler: The Ending
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) gets kicked out of her home by the husband since she once again, this time with the daughter Steph, risked her life in Kenya.  She decides to go back to Afghanistan to complete the story about the women suicide bombers.  This time the bomber is a teenage girl about the age of her daughter – Rebecca is unable to take the photos that are needed to complete the story and breaks down.  Is she done war zone/conflict photographer?

 

 

Movie Details

Director
Erik Poppe
Writer
Harald Rosenlow Eeg
Actors
Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Mullen Jr., Mads Ousdal, Chloë Annett, Bush Moukarzel, Eve Macklin, Des Nealon, Jonathan Byrne, Najat Azgar, Zoubida Akif, Jameela Shafaq, Omar Elmouden, Catriona Nimhurchu, Peter Sexton, Anna Leah Thorseth Poppe, Rory Nolan, Peter Coonan, Cathy Belton, Denise McCormack, Ciara Gallagher, Ciara Phelan, Youssef Marchouki, Mohammed Soussi, Ahmed El Aoud
Runtime
1 h 51 min
Release Date
31 August 2013
Genres
Drama
Overview
On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, Rebecca – one of the world’s top war photojournalists - gets badly hurt. Back home, another bomb drops as her husband and daughters give her an ultimatum: her work or her family.

Comments 1

  1. Frank Riordan

    Nice

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