365 Days

A woman falls victim to a dominant mafia boss, who imprisons her and gives her one year to fall in love with him.

  • Released: 2020-02-07
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Stars: Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Michele Morrone, Bronisław Wrocławski, Otar Saralidze, Magdalena Lamparska, Natasza Urbańska, Grażyna Szapołowska, Tomasz Stockinger, Gianni Parisi, Mateusz Lasowski, Agnieszka Warchulska, Przemysław Sadowski, Michał Mikołajczak, Andrea Batti, Mateusz Grydlik, Natalia Janoszek, Tomasz Mandes, Blanka Lipińska, Ewa Lewandowska, Bartek Cierlica
  • Director: Barbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandes
  • YD_438 - 30 May 2024
    Good storyline unexpected ending
    I couldn't stop looking while watching the movie the story dragged me along. Only the beginning and the end at times felt like no time was spent. The lead-up to the story could have been longer for me personally maybe more insight to the life of Laura and her friend Olga because they are both main characters in this movie and the following. I also found the end of the film abrupt cars where standing before the bridge but no real feeling of maffia or a crime scene for me it was not very clear what happened. Another comment that actually also applies to the sequel "the next 365 days" is that I found it hugely unfortunate that not much happened with the ending towards the sequel there is brief mention of the baby but it remains hazy for the viewer. More could have happened around in my opinion because it is also a topic that is reality and it was also the "cliffhanger" of this movie. So it's a 7 out of 10 for me.
  • RichardVargasConita - 14 December 2023
    This movie is horrid. The premise is that a super rich, super attractive mobster falls in love with a random woman so bad that he kidnaps her and holds her hostage for a year so she can fall in love with him and if she doesn't he will release her. There is no plot. The main character is passive aggressive every time his victim rejects him. He forces her to watch him get oral and supposedly this changes her mind and now she's curious. They then get a hotel room that somehow has an open shower next to the beds. Idk why they were sleeping together naked when she didn't want him. Anyway she gets up to shower and he follows her. Of course the shower is the size of my bedroom with multiple shower heads so she looks at him and stares at his stuff for like 15 seconds while touching her chest and he walks over and says "why are you looking at it?" Trying to be sexy but then she rejects him again and then he threatens to rape her basically but doesn't because he's some kind of hero in the writers mind. Then like 25 minutes into the movie later she decides she's in love and wants to make love to him on a yacht so she gets on her knees to give him oral and he says "don't play with me" in a sad way thinking he's getting teased again but then she actually does it and we spend the rest of a 5 minute soft core porn scene watching the male lead squeeze his pecs together as hard as he can so he can appear to be some sexual god to this woman who finally submitted to him.

    Anyways some other stuff happens and she somehow dies at the end but not really because there's a sequel which i hear is even more rapey than the first one which is weird because supposedly they're together. Idk. Just turn on pornhub. Better scripts.
  • KejB - 10 January 2023
    Giving the BOTD-
    The benefit of the doubt-that writers, producers, director and cast genuinely believes in this trilogy and the hours and money they've invested in bringing it together....

    A healthy sex life is admirable and high on many a priority list. And there's definitely something to be said about reading good erotica - the power of imagination is far greater than a generalist movie can cover. Bringing it to the screen takes a lot more finesse.

    Blanka likens her tale to Beauty and The Beast, and while adults can be childlike and childish, they are not children who are likely to get distracted more by the (literal!) song and dance. Consider your audience, your competition Blanka, and it might make the criticism easier to swallow.

    Women around the world today are still fighting positions of subservience, inequality, and are the most sex-trafficked gender. These are no cartoon fantasies.

    That said, based on an erotic fantasy and assuming Blanka did want to be taken seriously, it is hard to elevate this trilogy from straight-up porn.

    Even increasing "porn for women" websites fall terribly short of the mark, creating little- to no background in a story, using tropes and cliches en masse, and worst of all in their specific case, still focused on male pleasure and boring and repetitive positions found in stock porn.

    This trilogy bares pushes that obstacle. Even when the bar is not that high. Sex is so personal and visceral, filmmakers need more realistic plots to entice an audience to suspend their disbelief. Without a good story, sex on screen is just porn. And there's hardly any original porn out there, so now the movie becomes plain boring.

    There are millions of excellent erotic stories out there that Netflix could have brought to the screen, so it's also sad that this was the option selected. (Shout out to Kit Rocha and the Beyond Crew)

    So, putting aside all the obvious male view and misogyny that needs attention, the cliché ostentatiousness and Laura's porn-trope facial expressions incl permanent fishface, here are just a few key plot points that detracted from a potentially sizzling and truly erotic visual story (50 shades made similar mistakes):

    -That prolonged erotic sex can happen without engaging the mind.

    -That erotic sex can only happen to rich, dangerous, and possibly psychotic people, possibly addicts.

    -Also, only the good looking and physically fit, and those without any emotional intelligence, and who are arrogant, selfish, apathetic.

    -How vapid Massimo is: he doesn't have a life, can afford 365 days straight to train a sex slave. Sorry, I mean make someone fall in love with him. Even the mafia have slow days.

    -How vapid Laura is: she didn't even get to 61 days before "caving". That she didn't just cave, she "fell in love". And then married the man. Or was it his money? That she took no time to really get to know him or even contemplate what their sex-life and daily-life would look like. And then complained about it. Constantly. Still. While also betraying Massimo.

    -That no one cares or knows about Laura missing all that time. Not even her boss? Her parent? Just one very questionable friend?

    **sequel** That Laura wants her independence, but is happy to accept a whole company in a random industry for Christmas.

    -That whole Christmas scene. Barf.

  • GiraffeDoor - 8 September 2022
    YOU get lost...but seriously, I've seen much worse.
    Aesthetically I want to dig this movie. It's a 90-minute perfume commercial with nothing to advertize but the sequel.

    This vision of that world populated by those with more money than taste but who think they have taste (I'm one of them sans the money) is wickedly enchanting and the sensuality has a lot of appeal.

    I only wish we had a better story and some characters I actually cared about. It could have actually worked but I'm genuinely not sure if I am supposed to be OK with this not OK stuff.

    I think they think they make the guy look better because he doesn't murder a bunch of kids or something but he's still a gangster basically. I'm not saying gangsters are all that worse than the police necessarily but still.

    The sex scenes kind of bore me. There's a lot of it and...yeah, I've just seen it all before. It annoyed me how they show her naked and THEN do the first sex scene. I mean that makes no sense...

    And of course, the music and acting are all just...no. Why couldn't it all be in Polish?
  • cyaramichaels - 19 August 2022
    The biggest disappointment in the year!!!
    I loved the book, God knows how much I loved! I was waiting for this movie since the last one.

    And...they've ruined it! From that fckng bisexual dream, the story is just like an avalanche, like...when a mountain collapses. Until that the movie almost followed the book (almost) but after...WHY have they needed to ruin that cool story??????? I hate it!!!

    This is the day when I decided to cancel my subscription forever.