1,000 Times Good Night

1,000 Times Good Night

DVD - 2014
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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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akirakato
May 13, 2016

This is a 2013 Irish-Norwegian produced English-language drama directed by Erik Poppe.
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is a photo journalist obsessed with reporting in dangerous war zones.
She documents a group of female suicide bombers in Afghanistan.
She accompanies one of the suicide bombers to Kabul, where the premature detonation of the bomb severely injures her.
While recuperating at her home in Ireland, she is confronted by her husband Marcus and her daughter Steph, who force her to choose between her life-threatening job and her family.
The leading suicide-bombing scene by the female Islamic woman appears so traumatic that I'm totally hooked by the enigmas---what the burial ritual is, why she's become a suicide bomber and son on.
The rest of the film becomes less meanigful to me and I've been thinking of a hearbreaking incident.
Compared to the suicide bombing, the problem of the photo journalist seems like a trifle.
The director might have been better off if he had looked into the incident, instead of the life of the photo journalist.

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garycornell
Feb 01, 2016

The movie captures your imagination from the beginning to the end. The movie can be intense at times but it is really worth the tension. "1,000 Times Good Night" shows why journalists risk their lives in combat zones to get a story. It is an important distinction to understand. Very glad I saw the film and I hope many KCLS patron put a hold on it.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 28, 2015

Juliette Binoche, in this English language film, plays one of the top combat photographers in the world. Realizing she had a husband and two children, she tries to leave this dangerous life so that she can be with her family. This has similarities to the Hurt Locker, where one of the top IED bomb deactivators comtemplates leaving the combat zone life for a more peaceful life in America. The film has a similarity to the Godfather films, as Al Pacino's character did have some desire to leave the life of being a crime boss.

ECPat Oct 12, 2015

One of the best I watched recently. History, emotion, relationship issues, etc. And the bonus of seeing Downton Abbey's "Vera Bates" in a sympathetic role.

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tj_is_cool
Sep 25, 2015

Movie about a crazy woman who is a very good news photographer. Why crazy? Who continues to take photographs of a suicide bomber without trying to stop the tragedy from happening? Either the person does not have a speck of humanity or the person is crazy.

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21221018293347
Apr 28, 2015

This is a very serious movie about a photographer in war torn countries and her drive to reveal what is happening in the world; while her family is safe at home. The film explores the photographer's drive and the repercussions on her family - husband and two daughters. While in Kabul filming a female suicide bomber, our photographer is blown up and injured by shrapnel. He husband comes to collect her from the hospital and take her home. The family is devastated and does not want her to return to any war torn country. What transpires is the war between herself and her family - what drives her to photograph war, and how much war can the family take. A very interesting viewpoint from both the photographer and the family. Well done.

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robsuka
Feb 11, 2015

do not let children see this

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waimanau
Feb 05, 2015

Impressive performances by Juliette Binoche & Lauryn Canny . The plot felt a bit predictable, but gut-wrenching nonetheless. See it.

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