Norway - Ireland - Sweden, 2013
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Rebecca (Binoche) is one of the world’s top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war.
But Rebecca also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca’s resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.
Erik Poppe is one of Norway’s most acclaimed and well-known directors. He is a pillar in the film industry in Norway; many directors and aspiring directors seek him out for advice and inspiration. A Thousand Times Good Night is his first international production.
Autobiographical elements in the film come from Poppe's work as a photo journalist in the 1980s, covering conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. Most of the film was shot in Ireland and Morocco.
A Thousand Times Good Night won the Special Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2013 Montréal World Film Festival.
Adriana Cramer Curtis
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Larry Muller Jr.
Polish TV spot
Interview with Juliette Binoche and Erik Poppe
Daring to Love music video by Ane Brun
Skavlans: Niklas Kjører drives Juliette Binoche to the Airport
"A Thousand Times Good Night" by Armand Amar
"On the Phone" by Armand Amar