Two Days and One Night is a 2014 Belgian-French-Italian drama film written and directed by the Dardenne brothers, starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione. – In Seraing, an industrial town in Liège, Belgium, Sandra is a young wife and mother, who works in a small solar-panel factory. She suffers a nervous breakdown and is forced to take time off from her job. During her absence, her colleagues realize they are able to cover her shifts by working slightly longer hours and the management proposes a €1,000 bonus to all staff if they agree to make Sandra redundant. Sandra later returns to work and discovers that her fate rests in the hands of her sixteen co-workers, and she must visit each of them over the course of a weekend (two days and one night) to persuade them to reject the monetary bonus. However, most of the co-workers need the proposed bonus for their own families and Sandra faces an uphill battle to keep her job before the crucial vote on Monday morning.
This is a movie about finding your voice and speaking your truth even when you have nothing left to give. Sandra is my hero as she literally has to ask for what she wants of each of her coworkers – to vote for her – while proving to herself that she really does matter in this world and deserves their votes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/two_days_one_night/