For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity.
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Lu (Chen Daoming) and Feng (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. When Lu is released years later, he returns home to find his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize him, she still patiently awaits her husband's return. A stranger within his own family, Lu is determined to awaken his wife's memory through gentle displays of unconditional and eternal love.
Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epicÂ The DecalogueÂ and theÂ Three ColorsÂ trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof KieÅ›lowski made his first work of metaphysical genius,Â Blind Chance,Â a compelling drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness. This unforgettable film follows Witek (a magnetic Boguslaw Linda), a medical student with an uncertain future in Communist Poland; KieÅ›lowski dramatizes Witekâ€™s journey as a series of different possibilities, suggesting that chance rules our lives as much as choice. First suppressed and then censored by the Polish government,Â Blind ChanceÂ is here presented in its complete original form. BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURESÂ â€¢ New 4K digital restoration of the original uncensored film, approved by cinematographer Krzysztof Pakulski, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack â€¢ New interview with Polish film critic Tadeusz Sobolewski â€¢ Interview with director Agnieszka Holland from 2003 â€¢ Nine sections from the film originally censored by the Central Film Board in Poland â€¢ PLUS: An essay by film critic Dennis Lim and a 1993 interview about the film with director Krzysztof KieÅ›lowski
With more than 30 premieres and 20 awards from top film festivals around the world, BLACK COAL, THIN ICE is the story of a disgraced cop and his partner, still seeking the truth behind the high-profile murders that ended their careers - because it seems the killer is at it again...DVD EXTRAEnglish Subtitles