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The first English-language film from Norwegian director Eric Poppe is a conscientious and beautifully shot movie that ultimately bogs down in. A Thousand Times Goodnight – The Power of Pictures to establish any sort of trust or relationship with people dealing with so much anger that the quieter silent deeply sad ending as the true horror of pictures she is taking. A Thousand Times Good Night – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers) career a strain on her marriage, as well as her relationship with her children. With this, she seems ready to end her career for between reading Steph's.
Such is the power of belief. Hard to believe any deity would demand such a thing from those it cares about. She becomes both a victim while probably being the cause of the blowing up of innocent men, women and children in a crowded street.
She wants to momentarily step outside the van in an endeavour to take the best shots possible, however her actions alert the soldiers who were until that moment waving the van past a checkpoint to enter the crowded part of the city. The imagery only serves to reveal a lack of common ground we have to build upon if we are ever to establish any sort of trust or relationship with people dealing with so much anger that they will also turn on their own people.
A Thousand Times Goodnight review: Frustrating lack of depth
It is far removed from world hotspots where a tyranny of distance enables the majority of us to suspend reality. Sadly I found his character development wanting. Rebecca has two daughters, one still a child wanting a kitten and a teenage daughter Stephanie, who is at the point of wanting to know what really makes her mother tick.
It is a lovely performance from Lauryn Canny and we gain a real sense of what it is to lose our innocence. This happens when Rebecca, urged on by her marine biologist husband who while wanting her to stay home and reconnect with them all, also sends them both to Kenya.
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Steph is seeking to understand the world around her a great deal better as part of a school project. Her wide eyed horror and rude awakening to the ways of the world await.
Her father urges them to go as they have been led to believe the visit will be safe by a friend who works for a world aid organization. When they arrive and begin photographing village life from just across the nearby border rebels with guns arrive and start killing randomly. In the heat of the moment Rebecca sends her daughter off in the van, caught up in the moment she feels impelled to stay and photograph the shooting of innocent men and women before the much bigger military presence swoops in to save the day.
The conflict her actions cause back home when they arrive safely is absolute, and she is puzzled. For many however the difficulties with the scripting and direction will be puzzling, as they move between the opposite ends of the spectrum, especially with such a hard hitting point emphasized during the first minutes of the movie.
Erik Poppe you did a great job with this one! Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. But, while two recognizable faces do sweeten the deal, the question remains: Can a movie about a war photographer get you, and keep you, interested?
A Thousand Times Goodnight, review: saved by Binoche - Telegraph
Her photographs of varying crises are legendary. She is like a fly on the wall, becoming closely intimate with her subjects and captures every moment. Be it a young girl preparing to be a suicide bomber, or a town in Kenya about to be torn by battle, she will find a nook for herself and seek to expose the situation to the world.A Thousand Times Good Night 2014 soundtrack - Ane Brun Daring To Love
However, as good as she is in observing and capturing moments, it seems her ability in participating in her own life with her family is difficult. For one, her husband Marcus Nikolah Coaster-Waldau is forced to be with their two daughters Steph Lauryn Canny and Lisa Adrianna Cramer Curtis on constant edge knowing any minute that an integral part of their family can be gone.
Making Rebecca's career a strain on her marriage, as well as her relationship with her children. What seemingly is her grounding force.
But, with getting caught near a suicide vest blast radius, Rebecca is forced home. With this, she seems ready to end her career for between reading Steph's journal and seeing what her absence has done, watching her marriage fall apart, and realizing she is likely to miss Lisa's childhood, it seems she may be ready to sacrifice her career for her family. Then comes one assignment possibly last assignment, of which Steph joins, which changes everything.
With this small taste of action once more, a difficult decision is put before Rebecca in which she almost is forced to choose between her family and her work. Praise When it comes to wars and crises, usually we are given the perspective of someone in the military. A brave soldier, one out of their league usually, who rises through the ranks, and so on.
In this film however, we follow a photographer and deal with the uncomfortableness of her watching, often in silence, as people experience great personal horrors. Of which, creates this weird unease as we watch Binoche portray Rebecca. You can see that all these horrors have left a few scars on her mind, as well as her body, but going home is that rest. But, with Rebecca's absence that reset button is gunky with disappointment, feelings of abandonment, and other feelings which aren't put into words, but are expressed in the glances of everyone who seemingly has developed mixed feelings upon Rebecca's return.