This second part will premiere on Netflix. S*x abounds again in this continuation of the relationship between Laura and Massimo. The original film was accused of promoting r*pe culture
The film 365 days premiered on Netflix in 2020 and returned shocking numbers. It entered the daily Top 10 in more than 90 countries and was ranked on Google as the fourth most searched movie in the world for the year.
With these numbers it was almost impossible for there not to be a second part and this is how 365 days now arrives: that day. Laura (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) and Massimo (Michele Morrone) were the protagonists of this film in which s*
x scenes abounded in the middle of a gangster fight. In the sequel we will see this couple again, but the relationship between the two will not be rosy.
Jealousy and betrayal will be integrated into this bond, and to this will be added the complexity that Massimo faces with his family. The appearance of Nacho (Simone Susinna), a mysterious man, in Laura's life, will generate a new conflict.
Blanka Lipinska, author of the novels on which both films are based, told Variety about this new story and the role that Laura will play: “This is, without a doubt, a story about a woman. About how we can be naive, blind; about how much we love; about how we learn from our mistakes and have the opportunity to correct them.”
365 days: that day is directed by Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes, while the script was left to Mojca Tirs, Blanka Lipińska and Mandes. Also returning to the story are Olga (Magdalena Lamparska), Laura's best friend and her most faithful confidante, and Domenico (Otar Saralidze), Massimo's lieutenant.
In Sieklucka's words, 365 Days: That Day "offers a new look at the character of Laura, who has matured" and "goes much deeper to tell us more about the relationship between the lovers." In the sequel, she added, "she is stronger." Perhaps this comment derives from the memory of the reactions to the first film, accused of contributing to rape culture due to its scenes of sexual violence. Although Netflix was asked to remove it from its catalog, the platform left it arguing that it was not an exclusive production but an acquired fiction and that it has a warning about the content at the beginning.
But it seems that this sequel will not be the only one. In the words of its author, we could have more chapters on the future of Laura and Massimo. “I created a story that is now known all over the world. I am proud of the actors for their dedication to the project and proud of the team that worked so hard on the film. One thing I can promise you is that it's not over yet!” she announced.