Day Night Day Night

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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.2  (2,299)
  • 61

Day Night Day Night is a gripping and intense film that explores the mindset and motivations of a young woman who has been recruited to commit a suicide bombing in Times Square. The film is directed by Julia Loktev and stars Luisa Williams in the lead role, with Josh Philip Weinstein and Gareth Saxe in supporting roles. The film opens with a stark and unsettling series of images: a young woman with a backpack, standing alone in the middle of a deserted street at night; a close-up of her face, eyes closed, taking deep breaths; a shot of her rubbing dirt onto her face to make her look more dishevelled. It's immediately clear that something serious and dangerous is about to happen.

We soon learn that the woman's name is never given, and that she is an anonymous figure who has been recruited by a shadowy organization to carry out a suicide bombing in Times Square. She is made up to look like an ordinary tourist, with a backpack full of explosives, and sent on a mission that will take her through the crowds of the city and ultimately to her own death.

The film is divided into three distinct sections: Day, Night, and Day. The Day section covers the moments leading up to the bombing, as the woman is trained by her handlers and prepared for the mission ahead. We see her undergoing intense physical training, including running through the woods with a heavy backpack, and practicing the use of a handgun. We also see her undergoing psychological conditioning, as she is taught to dissociate from her emotions and to view herself as a weapon rather than a person.

The Night section covers the actual bombing mission, as the woman travels by bus into the city and begins to navigate the throngs of people in Times Square. This section is shot entirely in claustrophobic close-ups, with the camera tightly focused on the woman's face and the reactions of those around her. We see her grappling with the weight of her mission, constantly second-guessing her decision and looking for a way out. At the same time, we see the innocent people around her, going about their lives, completely unaware of the danger in their midst. The tension builds relentlessly as the minutes tick down towards the inevitable explosion.

The final section of the film, Day, shows the aftermath of the bombing, as the woman's handlers try to extract her from the city and help her disappear. We see her struggling to come to terms with what she has done, and with the fact that she has escaped alive while others have died. We also see the reactions of those around her, as the news of the bombing spreads and people begin to react in shock and horror.

Day Night Day Night is a challenging and thought-provoking film that raises difficult questions about terrorism, violence, and the human psyche. The minimalist approach to the story, with its sparse dialogue and minimalist soundtrack, allows the audience to focus entirely on the woman's experience, and to truly feel the weight of the situation she has been thrust into. The film is a triumph of independent filmmaking, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who sees it.

Day Night Day Night is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 61.

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    6.2  (2,299)
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