Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Bats 1,000

October 24, 2014 9:47 PM

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A veteran actor with more than forty film and TV roles to his credit, Denmark native Nikolaj Coster-Waldau finally hit paydirt as the nefarious, yet complicated, Jamie Lannister on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. However, far from resting the laurels of his hard-earned fame, Coster-Waldau has kept busy before the cameras. His latest effort, 1,000 Times Goodnight, stars Juliette Binoche as Rebecca, one of the world's top war photojournalists, but she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray. Directed by former photojournalist Erik Poppe, the Film Movement release hits theaters and V.O.D. today, October 24.

I met Erik when I was in Belfast. He used to be the Juliette Binoche character, as a war photographer, and I loved the idea of changing the sex of the main character to a woman. If it had been a guy, then it would have been kind of a cliché: the man going out into dangerous situations and being hero...

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