365 Days (or 365 DNI as it was also known as) was a huge hit for Netflix when it was released in June 2020. It went straight to the number one spot and was so successful that fans were immediately asking for the follow-up film.
It was our first introduction to Massimo and Laura in what is really a Polish erotic film.
If you haven't already watched the first movie, here's a quick summary of what happened…
A young woman from Warsaw named Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) is on holiday with her boyfriend and friends in Italy. Bored with her boyfriend Martin, she catches the eye of Massimo, a dominant Sicilian man who is also the head of the Torricelli crime family.
What she doesn't know is that Don Massimo Torricelli (Michele Morrone) saw her five years earlier on the beach and has been looking for her ever since.
So after finally spotting her again, he kidnaps her, intending to keep her as a prisoner for 365 days in the hopes that she will fall in love with him.
But this isn't a Hallmark romantic movie. Oh no! This is a full-on R rated adult movie that is less about falling in love and more about Stockholm Syndrome because of course Laura does eventually fall for Massimo.
Is it true love? She thinks it is so much so that when Massimo proposes and she accepts and starts to plan the wedding.
Then comes the twist. She is pregnant but a rival mafia family is about to kill her before she can tell Massimo. We left 365 Days as Laura's car enters a tunnel but does not come out the other side.
365 DAYS: THIS DAY365 Days This Day was released by Netflix in April 2022. Of course Laura survived, but sadly the baby did not. Despite her sadness, she married Massimo at the start of the movie.
But the path to true love doesn't run smooth and soon Laura started to feel the isolation that comes with being the wife of a mafia boss.
Bored as she has nothing to do she turns her attention to Nacho, Massimo’s gardener. To make matters worse, Laura even catches Massino cheating with his ex-girlfriend Anna.
Heartbroken, she flees to an island with Nacho leaving Massimo confused and searching for Laura. But the twists keep coming as Laura discovers that Nacho's father is the rival mafia gang of Massimo.
Amazingly, Laura ends up kidnapped AGAIN!! This time by Massimo's evil twin brother Adriano. Oh the drama!!
And then comes the epic cliffhanger ending…as Laura escapes she is shot by Anna and the movie ends with Laura lying in the arms of Massimo.
After all of that, what could 365 Days 3 possibly have in store for us????
365 DAYS 3 RELEASE DATE ON NETFLIX
The good news is that 365 Days and 365 Days This Day are based on a trilogy of novels by Polish author Blanka Lipinska and as such the story does continue with one more instalment.
As the second and third films were made back-to-back, we will absolutely get a 365 Days 3 as the story of Laura Biel and Massimo Torricelli plays out to the end.
365 Days 3 will be called Next 365 Days and it will be released on August 19th 2022.
365 DAYS 3 – WHAT HAPPENS?
So while the first movie followed the book quite closely, there were some big changes with the plot of the second film.
For example, in the book, Laura was pregnant when she got shot at the end.
But we know from the second movie, that she has already lost the baby so the whole plot of Massimo having to decide whether to save Laura or the baby, doesn't really exist as a plotline for Next 365 Days.
What we do know is that the third movie will bring back Anna-Maria Sieklucka and Michele Morrone as Laura and Massimo.
Simone Susinna as Nacho will be back and Magdalena Lamparska and Otar Saralidze will also be back as Laura's BFF Olga and Massimo's right-hand man Domenico.
365 DAYS 3 CAST
There are quite a few players in 365 Days and the great news is that the majority of the cast is back for the sequel film.
Despite a lot of criticism about the film, which ranges from angry tweets to petitions to have it removed from Netflix. But the streaming platform knows they are on to a winner with this movie franchise.
That is largely thanks to the cast who made it so memorable. But just who are the main actors that make up these interesting characters in the first film and will they all be back for 365 Days 2?
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 one of Massimo's mafiosos
Magdalena Lamparska as Olga, Laura's friend
Natasza Urbańska as Anna, Massimo's ex-girlfriend
Grażyna Szapołowska as Klara Biel, Laura's mother
Tomasz Stockinger as Tomasz Biel, Laura's father
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