Massimo and Laura will finally return this year in the sequel to 365 Days (Polish: 365 Dni), the 2020 Polish erotic film directed by Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes, and based on the first novel of a trilogy by Blanka Lipińska.
365 Days was released theatrically in Poland on February 7, 2020, and was later released on Netflix on June 2020, instantly becoming a global hit in the streaming platform despite the negative reviews. Now, fans are excited to watch the sequel, 365 Days: This Day, and the sequel after that, but when will the second film be released on Netflix and what will happen?
Fortunately, it's already confirmed that 365 Days: This Day will be released in 2022, so at least we know it will premiere on Netflix this year. 365 Days 3 is also in the works, so there's a lot to be excited about.
It's been almost two years since the first movie was released in Polish theaters and about a year-and-a-half since it debuted on Netflix, and it's about time for the sequel to arrive. Check out all the details for the highly-anticipated sequel below.
365 Days: This Day Release Date: When will it be released on Netflix?
Update: 365 Days: This Day is now available to stream on Netflix worldwide!
365 Days: This Day will be released on Netflix on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The surprising release date was confirmed via a surprised announcement by Netflix, following the announcement of the official April release schedule.
Netflix already shared its list of movies and TV shows coming to its streaming service in April 2022, and it's included, so expect the movie to come out soon!
Netflix already released its slate of upcoming original movies coming in 2022, and sadly, 365 Days: This Day is not in the list, but that doesn't mean the film doesn't have a chance in premiering this year. It's probably not in the slate because it might not be considered as a Netflix original.
We will update this article once Netflix officially confirms a release date for 365 Days: This Day.
365 Days: This Day Plot: What will happen in the sequel?
The plot of the first 365 Days movie is based on the 365 Dni novel by Blanka Lipińska, and the sequel movie will likely adapt the follow-up novel, This Day. The story of the first film features a young woman from Warsaw named Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) falling for a dominant Sicilian man named Don Massimo Torricelli (Michele Morrone), who imprisons and enforcers on her a time frame of 365 days for which to fall in love with him.
The first 365 Days movie ends in a cliffhanger. Laura mentions feeling bad but brushes off seeing a doctor. They discuss their upcoming wedding that her family is not allowed to attend, as she does not want them to find out what Massimo does. However, Massimo invites Olga to come as Laura's bridesmaid. When Olga visits, Laura reveals that she's pregnant, and Olga urges her to let Massimo know about her pregnancy. Laura calls Massimo and asks if they can talk after dinner.
Meanwhile, Mario receives a phone call from a Torricelli informant that a rival mafia family is about to murder Laura. Laura's car enters a tunnel but doesn't come out the other side. Mario rushes to find Massimo just as Laura's call goes out. After finding out what happened, Massimo breaks down, and a police car blocks the entrance of the tunnel.
Netflix already released an official synopsis for 365 Days: This Day, which you can read in the tweet below:
Without spoiling too much, if the story of 365 Days: This Day follows the sequel novel closely, a new character named Marcelo "Nacho" Matos (Simone Susinna) is introduced, and he seizes Laura, and she succumbs to Nacho as well, and that's when the drama escalates.
Massimo will also face another rival, his twin brother Adriano, who lives outside the criminal world and has no affinity with his brother.
Expect more steamy scenes and disturbing storylines in the sequel, but don't expect the sequels to fully adapt the novels 100%. During an interview with Oprahdaily, author Blanka Lipińska said, "I wanted to give my fans more than what they'll find in the book and create something new".
Netflix already confirmed a third 365 Days movie, which is expected to be titled The Next 365 Days, and it's expected to conclude the story. You can read more details about 365 Days 3 here.
365 Days: This Day Cast: Who will return and who are the newcomers?
Michele Morrone will reprise the role of Don Massimo Torricelli, and Anna-Maria Sieklucka will reprise her role as Laura Biel. Magdalena Lamparksa will return as Olga, Laura's companion, and other cast members from the first 365 Days movie will likely return.
Newcomer Simone Susinna will play Massimo's rival, Marcelo "Nacho" Matos. He’s a longtime enemy and gangster willing to destroy Massimo and win over Laura.
Massimo’s new right-hand man, Domenico is played by Otar Saralidze.
Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes will direct the sequel.
Confirmed cast members of 365 Days: This Day:
Michele Morrone as Don Massimo Torricelli
Anna-Maria Sieklucka as Laura Biel
Bronisław Wrocławski as Mario, part of Massimo's mafia family
Otar Saralidze as Domenico, another member of Massimo's mafia family
Magdalena Lamparska as Olga, Laura's friend
Gianni Parisi as Massimo's father
Mateusz Łasowski as Martin, Laura's ex-boyfriend
Blanka Lipińska as a bride and also the original author of the books.
Simone Susinna as Marcelo “Nacho” Matos, a new character for 365 Days 2
Natasza Urbańska as Anna, Massimo's ex-girlfriend
Grażyna Szapołowska as Klara Biel, Laura's mother
Tomasz Stockinger as Tomasz Biel, Laura's father
365 Days: This Day Trailer: Has Netflix released a full trailer or teaser?
Netflix has already released an official trailer for 365 Days: This Day.
The trailer begins with Laura approaching Massimo in lingerie, and they engage in what appears to be verbal foreplay as each claim dominance over the other. Then we get to see a sries of scenes in which the movie's leads sport luxurious outfits in exotic locales, all while gesturing toward some sort of mafia intrigue that doubtlessly threatens to complicate their relationship. Mysterious newcomer Nacho seems to be someone whom Laura is building a level of intimacy, despite the fact that she doesn't completely know his true identity. Meanwhile, Massimo appears to keep a secret that might crash his ongoing romance.
You can watch the trailer for 365 Days: This Day below:
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Also check out this sexy poster for 365 Days: This Day:
Here's another poster featuring Laura and Massimo:
What are the critics and fans saying about 365 Days: This Day?
Despite its massive viewership, 365 Days: This Day mostly received negative reviews.
Here's a look at the aggregate scores it received:
- 0% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, 19% audience score
- 2.6/10 on IMDB
- 8/100 Metacritic score, 0.8 user score
What critics are saying about 365 Days: This Day
Katie Rife of Rogerebert.com:
"365 Days: This Day is barely a movie. Its the emotionally bankrupt id of late capitalism, a braindead miasma of choreographed sex."
Shikhar Verma of High on Films:
"365 Days: This Day is not only dumber, more problematic, and downright un-sexy, it is also incredibly lazy, bland and so supremely unengaging that you wonder if it will even make sense to the returning audiences."
Shaun Munro of Flickering Myth:
"This blandly horny sequel tries in vain to distance itself from its predecessor's icky foundations, and while its sub-telenovela plot is outrageous enough to be perversely entertaining, by any standard metric it's truly terrible stuff."
Are there other steamy movies like 365 Days: This Day coming in 2022?
Ninja Thyberg's debut feature Pleasure starring Sofia Kappel as Bella Cherry, who arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame won't come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world.
You can check out where you can watch Pleasure here, and watch the greenband trailer below:
Netflix will also release Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas. The film received an official NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association for "sexual content", making it the first Netflix Original movie to get the rare adults-only rating.