EXCLUSIVE: Followers of Polish erotic film 365 Days rejoice – I can reveal that Netflix is ready to serve you up elements two and three of the pic that titillated viewers all over the world and in addition sparked vital controversy when it debuted on the platform final summer season.
Unique forged members Michele Morrone and Anna-Maria Sieklucka (spoiler alert) will reprise their lead roles, with Magdalena Lamparska additionally returning. Mannequin and actor Simone Susinna is becoming a member of the forged as new character Nacho. Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes are again on directing duties.
This day out, Laura and Massimo are reunited, however their new starting is sophisticated by Massimo’s household ties and a mysterious man who enters Laura’s life to win her coronary heart and belief at any price.
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The primary movie’s storyline – which noticed a younger Polish lady imprisoned by a Sicilian gangster who provides her one yr to fall in love with him – provoked a sizeable backlash, with critics claiming the plot romanticized sexual assault and Stockholm Syndrome. There have been arguments on each side, as evidenced by the polarized opinions within the feedback part below our article about the original movie.
The anti-365 Days view was fashionable sufficient to draw some 95,000 signatures to a petition for the movie’s elimination from Netflix, and for the singer Duffy, who has skilled a kidnapping ordeal, to pen a letter of grievance on to Reed Hastings.
Then again, viewers voted with their eyeballs, and the recognition of the film was clear. The movie registered on Netflix’s each day Prime 10 lists in additional than 90 nations, and was the fourth most searched film on Google globally in 2020, in keeping with the streamer. In the end, algorithm-driven platforms akin to Netflix monitor what their viewers are watching and reply accordingly with their manufacturing decisions.
The important thing distinction this day out is that, whereas the unique 365 Days was an acquisition of a accomplished movie by Netflix, the 2 sequels are being produced in home as Netflix originals. Which means a level of inventive oversight for the streamer, so count on a extra cautious strategy to a few of the controversial themes from the primary film.
The sequels will nonetheless be primarily based on the e book trilogy (generally referred to as ‘the Polish 50 Shades of Gray’) by Polish writer Blanka Lipinska, who co-wrote the primary script with Mojca Tirs, and the pair return for the following two instalments alongside Tomasz Mandes. Nevertheless, I perceive the plot is prone to deviate from these texts and a few of the probably controversial content material might be softened.
Ewa Lewandowska and Tomasz Mandes (Ekipa) will produce elements two and three alongside Maciej Kawulski (Open Thoughts One). Magdalena Lamparska and Otar Saralidze are additionally within the forged. Manufacturing begins this month in Poland earlier than shifting to Italy. The 2 movies are taking pictures again to again. Launch on Netflix is slated for 2022.
“365 Days was one in every of our hottest movies for our members in 2020,” Netflix’s Łukasz Kluskiewicz, Content material Acquisition Supervisor of movies for CEE and Poland, informed Deadline. “We’re working carefully with Blanka Lipinska, the writer of the 365 Days trilogy of books and author of the movie, to proceed Laura and Massimo’s story on display screen. Their journey collectively is stuffed with many twists and turns as our characters proceed to develop and study extra about themselves.”
“I’m massively honoured that the remaining two elements of my 365 Days trilogy might be dropped at life on display screen by Netflix,” stated writer Blanka Lipińska. “I’m so excited to point out followers of my novels all around the world this recent have a look at the characters and to proceed Laura and Massimo’s story.”