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Vertical lines separating characters in conflict in Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014)

“In all of our meetings with Sandra and her colleagues, there are obstacles. For example, one was working with the tiles. Or in the store, you had the containers of vegetables. And the door openings, which you mentioned. We also had a scene where we had two different colors — one wall was made of brick, and on the other side, where the other character was, we had brown. So there’s always something separating the characters in the scenes. And when one of the characters says they’re going to go with Sandra and vote in her favor, the separation disappears.” - Luc Dardenne, in interview with Vulture, here.