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Writer-director [[Performer~P237537~Julia Loktev~julialoktev]]'s ([[Feature~V161727~Moment of Impact~momentofimpact]]) harrowing, claustrophobic thriller Day Night Day Night plunges the audience into the world of a suicide bomber just prior to her final, fatal act. As the film opens, a young woman (played by [[Performer~P472018~Luisa Williams~luisawilliams]]) prays to an unknown, unspecified deity, then tucks away into a fleabag New Jersey motel room, when several hooded men arrive, arm her with explosives, and give her instructions to carry out. She then takes off alone, headed straight for Times Square, and making her way through clamoring throngs of real people -- any of whom could instantly become her casualties. [[Performer~P237537~Loktev~julialoktev]] strips away much of the external exposition, never revealing the central character's name, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or political background. The director thus forces the audience to focus, exclusively and unrelentingly, on the nature of the character's actions, and underscores the idea that terrorist motivations are, on some level, completely inconceivable to an outsider. Ironically, instead of turning the central character into a cipher and thus distancing her from the viewer, the film's stripped exposition terrifyingly draws the audience closer to the character. [[Performer~P302722~Josh Phillip Weinstein~joshphillipweinstein]] and [[Performer~P472019~Gareth Saxe~garethsaxe]] co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:May 9, 2007

Crew

Julia Loktev
Director
Jessica Levin
Producer
Julia Loktev
Producer
Melanie Judd
Producer
Julia Loktev
Screenwriter
Benoit Debie
Cinematographer
Julia Loktev
Editor
Michael Taylor
Editor
Riva Marker
Editor
Kelly McGehee
Production Designer
Kelly McGehee
Art Director
Rabiah Troncelliti
Costume Designer
Leslie Shatz
Sound/Sound Designer
Ellyn Long Marshall
Casting
Raphael Laski
Casting
Marie E. Nelson
Casting
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