Binoche stars as one of the world’s top war photographers, while Coster-Waldau is back home with their children. He chides her in the trailer because the kids never know if their mother is going to come back from her latest photography mission.
It’s a difficult career path for sure, but “1,000 Times Good Night” is emphasizing that seeing a loved one non-combatant in the dangers of a war zone can be traumatic and challenging for loved ones back at home, too.
After she gets seriously injured photographing a young suicide bomber, Coster-Waldau gives Binoche an ultimatum. She must choose between her work and her family.
Director and co-writer Erik Poppe worked from his own experiences as a war photographer in framing the story told through Binoche’s performance. Also starring Larry Mullen Jr. and Lauryn Canny, “1,000 Times Good Night” was co-written by Harald Rosenlow-Eeg, with additional material by Kirsten Sheridan.
Film Movement will release the film in America, hitting theaters and on demand at the same time on Oct. 24.