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.
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.