A Thousand Times Good Night, film review: A heartfelt performance from Juliette Binoche

(15) Erik Poppe, 117 mins Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Juliette Binoche
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The former news photographer Erik Poppe's autobiographical drama features a heartfelt performance from Juliette Binoche as a traumatised war photographer, struggling to readjust to life back home with her husband and children.

The film opens brilliantly with a sequence reminiscent of the beginning of Orson Welles' Touch of Evil, in which see the photographer accompanying a suicide bomber in a car.

Nothing in the rest of the film quite matches its overture but this is a well-observed drama, which acknowledges the war photographer's selfishness as well as her courage and single-mindedness.