A Thousand Times Good Night tells the moving story of leading wartime photojournalist Rebecca (Binoche) who is torn between a passion for her dangerous job and her loving but worried family. This affecting film which won the Special Grand Prix of the Jury at the Montreal Film Festival 2013 resonates with Poppe whose own experiences from his years as a wartime photographer for Reuters and other media are reflected in the film. Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul she gets... to near and gets badly hurt. Back home another bomb drops. Her husband and daughters can no longer bear the thought of her dying while at work. She is given an ultimatum: Her work or her family life. The choice seems obvious. Rebecca swears to Marcus that she will never go to a war zone again. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at her resolve making it difficult for her to live a normal life as a mother and wife. Then comes an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph is allowed to join her mother... [show more]
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Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star in this drama about a war photographer and the stresses her job puts on her family. Photojournalist Rebecca (Binoche) is passionate about capturing images of war, which often leads her into dangerous situations. On one of her assignments she is photographing a suicide bomber when the explosive goes off early, leaving Rebecca severely wounded. She returns home to her husband Marcus (Coster-Waldau) and daughters, who, tired of constantly worrying about her safety, urge Rebecca to choose between them and her job. She decides to put her family first but when daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) shows an interest in humanitarian work, Rebecca suggests that she travels with her to a Kenyan refugee camp. When the camp faces a violent attack, Rebecca instinctively takes out her camera instead of seeking safety. Will she survive the life-threatening situation?