365 Days Netflix: Why is the Polish film so controversial?

Find out why 365 Days or Dni on Netflix has been so controversial since its release!

The erotic film 365 Days or 365 DNI from Netflix turned out to be a controversial film for the streaming platform. The feature is based on a Polish novel by cosmetologist-turned-author Blanka Lipiński, who is said to have written his own series of novels inspired by the success of 50 Shades of Gray. 365 Days on Netflix adapts the first novel in the series, presenting to the public the problematic relationship between Laura Biel and Massimo Torricelli. The film is available on Netflix since June 2020, if you want to know more about the actors, it’s here.

The History of 365 Days on Netflix

Directed by Barbara Białowąs and Tomasz Mandes, 365 Jours is a film too hot to be manipulated that offers thrills to the public. The story centers on Laura, a tough executive with a fragile heart and a lame boyfriend. She is kidnapped on a birthday trip to Sicily by the Mafia boss Massimo. Who has been fixing her for five years: after spotting her on a beach, he and his father were both shot. Massimo survived, but his father did not survive.

The experience left the young man at the head of “the family business”. And obsessed with the beautiful face he saw moments before the attack. When he finally “finds” the woman, Laura, he kidnaps her for a year so that she falls in love with him.

365 Days is a love movie about guilty pleasure, filled with incredible events. Unwittingly hilarious dialogues and a very unreal plot. However, narrative issues are not the reason the film was controversial. On the contrary, the way the film describes Laura’s treatment by Massimo. And his reaction to this treatment led some critics to condemn the film for glorifying domestic violence and perpetuating the culture of rape.

Why is 365 Days so controversial?

365 Days tries to present thrilling scenes that too often cross the line between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Massimo is more than a dominant alpha male: he is an active predator. Massio not only kidnaps Laura, but he mistreats her frequently, both emotionally and physically. He infantilizes him, gives him orders and despite his frequent declarations that he is not a monster. And he won’t touch her unless she says yes. Gropes, caresses and, in general, mistreats her without her consent.

The genre dynamics that this famous film is deeply disturbing. The more television series and films deal with abusive relationships, the more they normalize. And the more people think it is okay not to abuse others. But to stay in abusive relationships. These interactions are by nature non-consensual, as Laura is held against her will.

Perhaps most troubling in 365 Days is the way the film portrays Massimo’s sometimes horrible actions as sexually thrilling. Implicitly excusing her abuse by suggesting that Laura really wants it or deserves her treatment. In a scene that accidentally echoes Matt Lauer’s inappropriate sexual behavior. Massimo locks Laura in a room with him and refuses to let her go, despite his repeated pleas.

He then takes her to a bed, the eagle tie down so that he can “access” her. The moleste, then forces her to watch him get sucked by another woman. In another scene, after Laura rejects her sexual advances in the shower and turns to leave, Massimo brutally grabs her by the neck and violently pulls her towards him. The music suggests that the act is exciting, but the image would be better suited to a horror film.

Unfortunately, 365 Days has become one of the most watched properties in Netflix shortly after its release. Hopefully many viewers will see the cheap thrills of the film. And recognize the toxic nature of the relationship between Laura and Massimo. Otherwise, the public can expect more such stories in the future. If you want to know the end of 365 Days it’s here.

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